Item Value
Test name Metaphase / Interphase FISH
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 7-14 days
In House Availability Set up daily, Monday-Friday
Performed by Medical Genomics - Cytogenetics
Normal range Normal. See Additional Information
Container type Blood: Dark green top
Amniotic fluid: Sterile screw top container
CVS or POC: 15 mL centrifuge tube with transport media (RPMI, FBS, L-Glutamine, Sodium Heparin and PenStrep). Available from Cytogenetics, 415-353-4844.
Amount to Collect
Whole blood, child or adult 10 mL
Whole blood, infant 3 mL
Amniotic Fluid 10 mL
CVS 10 mg
POC 10 mg
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.
Sample type Heparinized whole blood, Amniotic fluid, CVS, Unfixed tissue

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667