Test #

54

Test CPT Codes

88237, 88264, 88280

Chromosome Analysis

Test Type

Hematopathology

Test Technology

Cytogenetics

Test Specimen

Peripheral Blood:

  • Draw 5mL in a sodium heparin (green top) tube

Bone Marrow:

  • Draw 2-5 ml in sodium heparin (green top) tube

  • In case of dry tap, send additional (green top) tube of peripheral blood as a back-up

Tissue:

  • Fresh tissue completely submerged in sterile culture media (RPM)

  • Multiple containers accepted                                                                                                                

  • Do not Freeze or FIx     

Stability:

  • Specimen viability decreases during transit

  • Send to testing lab day of collection when possible

  • Specimen optimum if received within 48 hours

Test Disease

Lymphoma

Clinical Utility

Diagnostic, Prognostic

Test Storage

  • Label specimen with patient's name and date of birth

  • Complete requisition form with necessary information

  • Local Clients call KSL Diagnostics at 1.800.960.1080 to schedule a pickup

  • Ship samples at room temperature (do not freeze or flx)

Rejection Criteria:

  • Frozen or Fixed Specimen

  • Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimen

Turnaround Time (TAT)

5-7 days (PB, BM); 14 days (Tissue)

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