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|Approval req'd?||Yes, contact Cytogenetics at x3-4813 if requested on blood samples.|
|Test code||BCYTLL – Blood
CYTLL – Bone marrow
|Performed by||Medical Genomics - Cytogenetics|
|Method||Giemsa banding and brightfield microscopy|
|Collection Instructions||Bone marrow is the preferred specimen, but heparinized peripheral blood may be submitted if a large number of malignant cells are present.
Collect bone marrow in a syringe, transfer to Dark Green top vacutainer and gently invert the tube several times for good mixing.
If a dry tap is obtained, consult the Laboratory Medicine resident in Hematology regarding the possible submission of a green top tube of peripheral blood. Contact Hematology if the specimen is more than 24 hours old.
Complete and submit a "Neoplastic Cytogenetics" form and send with the samples.
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Keep sample at room temperature.
|Container type||Blood & bone marrow aspirate: 15 mL centrifuge tube with transport media (RPMI, FBS, L-Glutamine, Sodium Heparin and PenStrep). Available from Cytogenetics, 415-353-4844. Dark Green top also acceptable
Bone marrow core: 15 mL centrifuge tube with transport media (RPMI, FBS, L-Glutamine, Sodium Heparin and PenStrep). Available from Cytogenetics, 415-353-4844.
|Amount to Collect||
|Sample type||Heparinized bone marrow, whole blood or marrow core|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Insufficient volume; unlabeled tubes; clotted samples; broken, leaking or contaminated tubes; frozen samples.|
|Processing notes||Keep sample at room temperature. Do not centrifuge.|
|Synonyms||Cytogenetic analysis; chromosomal analysis; karyotype; karyotyping|
|Turn around times||7-10 days|
|CPT coding||88237x1, 88264x1, 88280x1|
|LDT or Mod FDA?||Yes|
|Last Updated||6/21/2016 6:22:02 PM|