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Tumor Cytogenetics

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code CYTUM
Performed by Integrated Genetics via UCSF Medical Genomics - Cytogenetics Laboratory
Sendout? Yes
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.
Container type
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Sample type Unfixed 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
Normal range
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.
LOINC code 48818-9
Last Updated 1/22/2014 8:57:09 AM
Entry Number 987
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