Chromosome Analysis, Malignant Tissue


Sunquest Code:TMRCGCoPath Code:TUMOR
Epic Code:LAB4713Epic Name:Tumor
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):TMRCC  
Methodology:Chromosome analysis by G-banding.
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 7-21 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
  • Orderin physician and contact number
  • Reason for referral
  • Clinical status
  • Information regarding medications or transfusions
  • Previous or pending genetic testing results


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Neoplastic tissue
Optimal Volume:1 cm^3
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mm^3
Container:Container, Tissue, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Collect in tissue culture media.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store at room temperature. Do NOT refrigerate or freeze.
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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