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|Performed by||Genzyme via UCSF Cytogenetics Laboratory|
|Collection Instructions||Collect specimen aseptically into transport medium or RPMI do not use formalinized or fixed tissue.
For samples collected after 3 pm on Friday, on weekends or holidays contact the Cytogenetics laboratory staff at 415-353-4844 for assistance.
A fully completed Genzyme requisition must accompany the sample together with a completed UCSF routine laboratory requisition.
Note: Blue Cross Medi-Cal and Healthy Family Programs require preauthorization for all Cytogenetic studies. If the patient is covered by this insurance the authorization must accompany the sample and requisitions.
|Amount to Collect||See preferred volume|
|Sample type||Tissue, FNA|
|Preferred volume||1 cubic mm|
|Min. Volume||0.5 cubic mm|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Insufficient volume; unlabeled tubes; clotted samples; broken, leaking or contaminated tubes; frozen samples.|
|Processing notes||Transport sample as soon as possible to the Cytogenetics laboratory at China Basin. maintain sample at room temperature|
|Synonyms||Cytogenetic analysis; Karyotype; Karyotyping|
|Stability||Specimens retain cultivability for 72 hours.|
|Turn around times||7-10 days.|
|Additional information||Blue Cross Medi-Cal and Healthy Family Programs require preauthorization for all Cytogenetic studies.|
|Last Updated||10/12/2012 3:43:53 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667