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Collagen Study, Fibr.

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
COLAG WASH
Specimen Type:
Skin biopsy (4 mm punch)
Tube Type:
Specimen container
Collection Volume:
Skin section approximately 4mm in size
Cause for Rejection:
Skin section too small or to dry to grow, contaminated with bacteria or fungi or not received in liquid.
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Sent to reference lab
Methodology:
Tissue culture technique for propagation of cells. Electrophoresis for collagen and procollagen assay.
Special Instructions:
Store skin tissue in HBSS, EMEM, or 0.9% NaCl. Deliver ASAP. When fibroblasts are confluent, flasks are shipped to the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. This test is primarily used to rule out Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). Please submit patient history along with specific requisition for growth/storage of fibroblasts and any additional test requested. Available from the Virology lab.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
6 wks-6 mos
Additional Info:
Ability to grow fibroblasts dependent on spec. size
CPT Code:
88233
Synonyms:
Tissue for OI; OI Screen; Collagen for OI