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Laboratory Services

Lab Dept:

Anatomic Pathology

Test Name:

CHROMOSOMES, BLOOD, HIGH RESOLUTION (FAIRVIEW UNIVERSITY)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

CHAB

Synonyms:

Chromosome Analysis, Blood, High Resolution

CPT Codes:

88230 – Tissue culture for non-neoplastic disorders; lymphocyte
88264 - Chromosome analysis; analyze 20-25 cells
88289 - Chromosome analysis; additional high resolution study (if appropriate)

Test Includes:

FISH locus probe

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Section:

Anatomic Pathology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Fairview-University Diagnostic Laboratory – Cytogenetics (Test: BLHR/BLHRCG)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

7 - 28 days, testing performed daily

Special Instructions:

Request form must include date and time of specimen collection, attending physician, diagnosis (or reason for referral), clinical status, information regarding medication or transfusions, and specimen type.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Green top (Na heparin) tube

Draw Volume:

10 mL (Minimum: 5 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

Same as Draw Volume. Submit unprocessed whole blood in original Vacutainers®. Specimen will be processed at reference lab facility.

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Store and ship at room temperature. Do Not refrigerate or freeze.
Contact Laboratory before shipping. Must arrive within 24 hours.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Frozen or refrigerated specimen; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Interpretive report

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Determined by Laboratory Director based on clinical information.

References:

Fairview-University Diagnostic Laboratory Web Page January 2012



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