FISH (Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization) Interphase

Sunquest Code:FISHCGCoPath Code:FISHINTER
Epic Code:LAB4736Epic Name:FISH Interphase
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):FISHCG  
Synonyms:FISH Interphase: ALL, AML, CLL, CML, MDS, Lymphoma
Methodology:FISH Interphase
Turnaround Time:Results reported within 21 days.
Special Instructions:Consultation must occur with Cytogenetics Lab (612-273-3171) prior to order. Charges will vary with type of probe required, as determined by Cytogenetics Lab. Each probe ordered will accrue a probe and analysis charge. 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
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Bone Marrow, Blood
Optimal Volume:10 mL blood, 5 mL bone marrow aspirate
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mL blood, 3 mL bone marrow aspirate
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel) (Dry heparin syringe)
Collection Instructions:Bone marrow aspirate: Dry heparin syringe.  Blood: Green (sodium heparin, no gel) tube.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted or frozen specimen.

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.


Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytogenetics  (UMMC-East Bank)

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