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Cytogenetic Studies (Bone Marrow)

CPT CODE: 88237, 88262, 88289

SYNONYMS:

Karyotype, Chromosome, Genetic study

TEST INCLUDES:

Banded chromosome karyotype

DEPARTMENT:

Cytogenetics

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT:

Bone Marrow:  Minimum 1cc bone marrow aspirate heparinized (if drawing into a syringe, heparinize the syringe prior to procedure; can then be transferred to a green top  tube).  A peripheral blood sample may be used.  Five mL of blood in a sodium heparin green top well mixed is adequate.  Should be refrigerated for overnight storage.

TESTING SCHEDULE:

Monday - Friday 08:30 - 16:30.  Turnaround time: 1-2 weeks.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

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