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Fibroblast Culture-Mayo Clinic Sendout

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
FIBR MAYO
Specimen Type:
Skin biopsy- sterile container with standard cell culture media
Tube Type:
Fibroblast transport media (T115). (Obtain from Virology lab)
Collection Volume:
Skin section 4 mm in diameter
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen dry, not in sterile container, QNS
Storage:
Refrigerated or Ambient
Availability:
Sent to Reference Laboratory
Methodology:
Fibroblast cultivated from Biopsy as Monolayer, subculture followed by Cryopreservation and Storage.
Special Instructions:
4 mm punch skin biopsy in Fibroblast transport media (T115). Obtain media from Virology lab. Sterile technique essential for non-contamination of specimen.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
Additional Info:
Growth of cells depends largely on specimen quality.
CPT Code:
Fibroblast Culture CPT 88233 Cryopreservation of Fibroblast cells CPT 88240
Panel Includes:
Fibroblast Culture Cryopreservation of Fibroblast cells.
Synonyms:
Skin fibroblast