Cytogenetic Analysis of Solid Tissue
|Clinical info||Although peripheral blood is the most easily obtainable tissue for chromosome analysis, it is sometimes necessary to study solid tissue.|
Skin Biopsy: Using sterile technique, obtain a 5 mm biopsy of tissue and place in a sterile tube containing transport media. If tissue culture media is not available, sterile solutions such as balanced salt solution may be used.
POC and Solid Tissue Collection Instructions
|Transport||For all tissue types, specimen should be kept at room temperature if it will be transported immediately. If specimen is not being immediately transported to the laboratory, it may be refrigerated; do not freeze. Specimen should be sent by courier or overnight mail to arrive at the laboratory within 24 hours.|
|Turnaround time||6 weeks
Cell culture can take 1-4 weeks and may lengthen turnaround time.
|CPT Codes||88233, 88262, 88291|
The Cytogenetics Lab provides high quality analysis for the detection of both constitutional chromosomal aberrations as well as abnormalities related to hematological malignancies