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Solid Tumor Cytogenetics

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code CYSTU
Performed by Medical Genomics - Cytogenetics
Method Giemsa banding and brightfield microscopy
Collection Instructions Collect in transport media provided by lab, keep sample in room temperature until received by lab, specimen must be kept moist and sterile. Transport to laboratory immediately.
Container type Orange screw top tube (25 mL) with transport media available for clinical lab
Amount to Collect 1 cubic centimeter of tumor tissue
Sample type Fresh tumor tissue (Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded unacceptable)
Preferred volume 1 cubic centimeter of tumor tissue
Min. Volume 0.5 cubic centimeter of tumor tissue
UCSF Rejection Criteria Sample submitted in formalin or alcohol or other fixative. Frozen samples. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) samples.
Normal range
Synonyms Cytogenetic analysis; Karyotype; Karyotyping
Stability 1 day
Turn around times 1-2 weeks
CPT coding 88239, 88262, 88280
LDT or Mod FDA? Yes
Last Updated 12/17/2014 1:13:07 PM
Entry Number 1539
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