Chromosome Analysis, Blood

Cytogenetics Laboratory:Cytogenetics

Test ID/Workstation: KBLZ KARYO

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Green top (sodium heparin) tube

Collection Volume: 5.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)

Cause for rejection: Clotted, non-sterile, or frozen specimen

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Mon-Fri (0700-1600) Sat (0900-1300)

Methodology: Cell culture of lymphocytes, harvest and chromosome analysis with G-banding

Special Instructions: Five blood gas tubes can be used. Rapid (24 hour) determination of chromosome copy number and catogory for sex chromosomes or to r/o trisomy 13, 18 or 21 can be ordered with peripheral blood sample (see Sex Chromosome Analysis by DNA FISH, Newborn Smear or Trisomy Analysis (Chromosome 13, 18 or 21) by DNA FISH, Newborn Smear). Include pertinent medical findings on the requisition with suspected diagnosis and/or indication(s) for testing.

OC Power Word: LKARYOBLD

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8483

TAT: 3-28 days

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

CPT Code: 88230, 88262, 88291

Synonyms: Karyotype; Peripheral Blood Lymphocyte Karyotype

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