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|Test group||Chromosome Analysis|
|In House Availability||Set up daily, Monday-Friday|
|Method||Fluorescent in-situ hybridization|
|Collection Instructions||Complete and submit a "UCSF Reproductive Genetics Lab Results" or a "UCSF Cytogenetic Requisition" form and send with the samples.
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Keep samples at Room temperature. DO NOT CENTRIFUGE for any reason.
|Container type||Blood: Dark green top
POC: 15 mL centrifuge tube with transport media (RPMI, FBS, L-Glutamine, Sodium Heparin and PenStrep). Available from Cytogenetics, 415-353-3844.
|Amount to Collect||2 ml blood|
|Sample type||Heparinized whole blood, tissue|
|Preferred volume||2 mL blood|
|Min. Volume||1 mL blood|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Insufficient volume; unlabeled tubes; clotted samples; broken, leaking or contaminated tubes; frozen samples.|
|Processing notes||Keep samples at Room temperature. DO NOT CENTRIFUGE for any reason. Send all tubes and completed paperwork asap to the Cytogenetics laboratory at China Basin.|
|Normal range||Normal. See Additional Information|
|Synonyms||Cytogenetic analysis; chromosome analysis; Karyotype; Karyotyping|
|Reflex?||If an abnormality is detected the Director will determine the appropriate additional studies to be performed to characterize the abnormality.
Additional testing may be omitted if specifically requested when the sample is submitted for cytogenetic analysis.
|Additional information||Each FISH test is developed and its performance characteristics determined by
the UCSF Cytogenetics Laboratory as required by CLIA '88 regulations. It has not been cleared or approved for specific uses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All FISH probes undergo internal validation and quality
control testing at UCSF Cytogenetics Lab prior to use.
|CPT coding||88273x3, 88271x8|
|Last Updated||10/15/2012 12:44:31 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667