Chromosome Analysis, Tissue

Cytogenetics Laboratory:Cytogenetics

Test ID/Workstation: KTI KARYO

Specimen Type: Skin biopsy, other tissue biopsy

Tube Type: Sterile container with tissue culture medium (can obtain from laboratory)

Collection Volume: Biopsy of viable tissue (minimum 1mm3)

Cause for rejection: Gross contamination, frozen specimen, formalin fixed tissue Note: Chromosomes 13, 18, 21, X and Y can be counted by interphase FISH to reveal aneuploidy and polyploidy

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri (0900-1600) Sat (0900-1300)

Methodology: Collagenase dissociation of cells, cell culture, subsequent harvesting, and chromosome analysis with G-banding

Special Instructions: Include pertinent medical findings on the requisition with suspected diagnosis and/or indication(s) for testing.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8483

TAT: 2-4 weeks

Additional Info: Interpretation is provided with report. Follow-up studies recommended as appropriate.

CPT Code: 88233, 88262, 88291

Synonyms: Karyotype; Biopsy Karyotype; Tissue Karyotype

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