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Cytogenetic Studies (Fibroblast)

CPT CODE: 88262

SYNONYMS:

Karyotype, Chromosome, Genetic study

TEST INCLUDES:

Banded chromosome karyotype

DEPARTMENT:

Cytogenetics

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT:

Fibroblast:  This would include tissue sources such as skin, pericardium and products of conception.  A small sample of the tissue should be obtained as sterilely as possible and  placed in media (Hanks balanced salt solution, RPMI, etc or if media is not available,  sterile saline).  Sterile biopsy or tissue from surgical or autopsy specimen placed in 10 cc    tube of culture media.  2 mm punch biopsy or equivalent size.  Should be refrigerated for overnight storage.

TESTING SCHEDULE:

Monday - Friday 08:30 - 16:30.  Turnaround time: 4-6 weeks.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

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