Oncology Chromosomal Microarray (Copy Number/SNP)

Abbrev Code:CGHONC   
Order Code:LAB6602Order Name:Oncology Chromosomal Microarray (Copy Number/SNP)
Synonyms:Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) with Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP Array) for Oncology; CGH ONC; Neoplastic, Cancer; CGH with SNP Array for Oncology; Microarray with SNP for Oncology
Methodology:Chromosomal microarray
CPT Codes: 81229 x1, x1, G0452 x1
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
  • Ordering physician and contact number
  • Reason for referral
  • Clinical status
  • Information regarding medications or transfusions
  • Previous or pending genetic testing results

A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required. The consent should not be sent to the laboratory. The link to the Genetic Testing Consent Form is provided as a convenience for the providers and genetic counselors. See Associated Links. Both a green (sodium heparin, no gel) tube AND a purple (EDTA) tube or yellow (ACD) tube must be collected.
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood or bone marrow
Optimal Volume:
  • Whole Blood: BOTH a green (sodium heparin, no gel) tube AND a purple (EDTA) or yellow (ACD) tube must be collected.
  • Bone marrow: 5 mL aspirate in a dry heparin syringe.
Minimum\Peds Volume:
  • Whole Blood: 3 mL in green (sodium heparin, no gel) AND 3 mL purple (EDTA) or yellow (ACD). 1-3 mL for each tube is accepted for patients with blood draw limitations. No heelsticks or fingersticks accepted.
  • Bone Marrow: 3 mL aspirate in a dry heparin syringe.
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel) AND Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: Dry heparin syringe, Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory
Collection Instructions:
  • Whole Blood: Collect BOTH 3-5 mL in green (sodium heparin, no gel) AND 3-5 mL in purple (EDTA ) or yellow (ACD). The yellow ACD is an alternate tube to the EDTA tube only.
  • Bone marrow: Collect only bone marrow in a dry heparin syringe.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted or frozen sample. Incorrect specimen collection tube (anticoagulant).

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.
Stability:For optimal testing results the specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytogenetics  (UMMC East Bank)


Reference Range:By report.

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