Chromosome Analysis, Blood, Sister Chromatid Exchange


Sunquest Code:BLDSCECoPath Code:BLOODSCE
Epic Code:LAB4697Epic Name:Blood, Sister Chromatid Exchange
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):CYHOLD  
Order Instructions:Do not order.
Methodology:Determined by laboratory director based on clinical information. Chromosome analysis.
CPT Code:88230 (culture), 88245 (analysis), 88291 (interpretation)
Turnaround Time:Processed daily. Results are reported within 28 days.
Special Instructions:Request form should include date and time of specimen collection, attending physician, diagnosis (or reason for referral), clinical status, information regarding medication or transfusions, and specimen type.
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum Volume:5 mL
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel).
Causes for Rejection:Clotted or frozen specimen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature. Do NOT refrigerate or freeze. Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytogenetics  (UMMC-East Bank)


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