FISH, Aneuploidy

Sunquest Code:FSHANECoPath Code:FISHANEU
Epic Code:LAB4688  
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):FSHANE  
Methodology:FISH interphase
Turnaround Time:Performed daily Mon-Fri, results are reported within 1-2 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
  • Gestational age
  • Information regarding medications or transfusions
  • Previous or pending genetic testing results
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Amniotic Fluid, CVS
Optimal Volume:Amniotic Fluid: 20 mL; CVS: 30 mg of clean villi-free of deciduia
Minimum\Peds Volume:10 mL
Container:Sterile tube
Collection Instructions:Collect amniotic fluid during 14-16 week gestation; maintain sterility during collection. Transport to laboratory as soon as possible. Collect CVS and place villi in media supplied by Cytogenetics Laboratory. Use sterile technique.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Specimens must be received in the Cytogenetics laboratory Mon-Fri by 5:30 pm. Weekends and hoidays by 4:30 pm. Specimens received after these cutoffs will be processed the following day.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature as soon as possible. Must arrive within 24 hours.


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

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