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Lab Dept:

Anatomic Pathology

Test Name:

TISSUE FOR FIBROBLAST CULTURE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

Only orderable from lab: ANWF

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

88240 – Cryopreservation of cells
88233 – Fibroblasts

Test Includes:

Culture for fibroblasts and banking (saving cells frozen)

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for further testing requiring viable cells.

Lab Testing Sections:

Anatomic Pathology – Sendouts

Referred to:

Abbott Northwestern Cytogenetics

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6711

STP Lab: 651-220-6560

Test Availability:

Monday - Friday, on-call Saturday and Sunday

Turnaround Time:

6 - 15 days

Special Instructions:

See Collection

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Skin, placenta, any tissue type

Container:

Sterile screw-capped container

Collection:

Aseptically collect skin biopsy as soon as possible after delivery. Biopsy should be taken from back, buttocks, or armpit and should be approximately 3 m in size. Place biopsy in a screw-capped, sterile container with sterile saline or RPMI media. Also, a piece of placenta containing chorionic villi must accompany the fetal biopsy. Place placenta specimen in a separate screw-capped, sterile container or RPMI media. Refrigerate specimens after collection. Specimens cannot be frozen. Forward promptly.

Special Processing:

N/A

Patient Preparation:

Physician preference

Sample Rejection:

Nonviable cell culture

Interpretive

Reference Range:

No report will be issued until further orders are received

Methodology:

Fibroblast culture, cryopreservation

References:

Abbott Northwestern Cytogenetics Lab

Updates:

2/5/2013: CPT update



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