Chromosome Analysis, Blood, Newborn Study - Up to 21 days old


Sunquest Code:BLNBCGCoPath Code:BLNB
Epic Code:LAB4689Epic Name:Chromosome Analysis Newborn
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):BLNBCG  
Methodology:Chromosome analysis by G-banding.
Turnaround Time:Verbal results are reported within 48 hours when clinically indicated; final results are reported within 7 days.
Special Instructions:Test request form requires:
  • Date and time of specimen collection
  • Specimen type
  • Patient information: date of birth, sex, and medical record number
  • Ordering physician and contact number
  • Reason for referral
  • Clinical status
  • Information regarding medications or transfusions
  • Previous or pending genetic testing results
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 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.
Specimens must be received in the Cytogenetics Laboratory Mon-Fri by 5:30 pm. Weekends and holidays by 4:30 pm. Specimens received after these cutoffs will be processed the following day.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. For optimal testing results the specimen must arrive within 24 hours.
Stability:
   
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytogenetics  (UMMC-East Bank)


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