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Cytogenetic Studies (Blood)

CPT CODE: 88230, 88262, 88289

SYNONYMS:

Karyotype, Chromosome, Genetic study

TEST INCLUDES:

Banded chromosome karyotype

DEPARTMENT:

Cytogenetics

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT:

Blood:  Place 5 mL of blood into a sodium heparin green top tube and mix well to prevent clotting.  For pediatric samples, a minimum volume of 1-2 mL is necessary for prophase karyotype.  Should be refrigerated for overnight storage.  Do not spin.

TESTING SCHEDULE:

Monday - Friday 08:30 - 16:30.  Turnaround time: 2-4 weeks.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Must submit cytogenetics requisition form.  Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization can be performed on this sample if requested.