Fibroblast Cult-Vir.

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: FIBVC VIR1

Specimen Type: Punch biopsy or autopsy of skin in HBSS, EMEM, or 0.9% NaCl

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: Skin section 4 mm in diameter

Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, not in sterile container, QNS

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily (0800-1700)

Methodology: Tissue Culture for propagation of cells

Special Instructions: Fibroblast culture special requisition must accompany specimen. Specify freeze for storage only or specific tests requested. Please submit patient history and cover letter with name, address, phone # and contact person of reference lab. TAT for additional tests = additional 6 weeks - 6 mos. Sterile technique essential for non-contamination of specimen.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 6 weeks - 6 mos

Additional Info: Growth of cells depends largely on specimen quality.

CPT Code: 88233

Synonyms: Skin fibroblast; skin for Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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