Chromosome Analysis, Blood, Sex Chromosome Study


Sunquest Code:BLSXCGCoPath Code:BLSEX
Epic Code:LAB4209Epic Name:Blood, Sex Chromosome
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):CHROMS  
Order Instructions:BU order CYHOLD.
Methodology:Determined by laboratory director based on clinical information. Chromosome analysis by G-banding.
CPT Code:88230 (culture), 88263 (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:Do Not Process. Store at room temperature. Do NOT refrigerate or freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytogenetics  (UMMC-East Bank)


Click HERE to Report test errors or omissions.
*If no email program is associated with this computer, please contact:
systemlabguide@fairview.org for TestID: 1394"