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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