Chromosome Analysis, Blood, Sex Chromosome Study
|Sunquest Code:||BLSXCG||CoPath Code:||BLSEX|
|Epic Code:||LAB4209||Epic 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.|
|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)|
After hours: Store at room temperature and contact Cytogenetics Laboratory (lab or voice mail at 612-273-3171) for specimen pick up as follows:
· During regular hours: (Mon-Sun, 0800-1700): telephone laboratory whenever specimens are sent.
· After regular hours: leave voice mail to indicate specimen has been sent or has arrived.
|CPT||Multiplier||Notes||Epic Proc |
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