Chromosome Study: Neoplastic Solid Tumor

Classic cytogenetic G-band analysis (karyotyping); requires cell culture
Monday - Saturday
7 - 21 days

This test is used to detect clonal cytogenetic changes in solid tumor tissue specimens which may provide classification and prognostic information.

Specimen Requirements: 

Solid Tumor Tissue: Aseptically obtain a sample (approximately 2 mm x 2 mm x 2 mm) and deposit it in RPMI or tissue culture medium.*

Do not freeze or fix samples in any manner contrary to the maintenance of cell viability. Maintain sample sterility; keep all specimens at room temperature; and deliver samples to the laboratory within 24 - 48 hours. Ship specimens at room temperature for overnight delivery.

Unacceptable Conditions:
  • Frozen specimens
  • Formalin, alcohol, or paraffin-preserved specimens
Stability (collection to initiation of testing):
  • Ambient: 24 - 48 hours old*
  • Frozen: Unacceptable

* Cell viability of specimens requiring cell culture may be compromised in specimens greater than 48 hours old upon receipt. Refrigeration at 2° - 8° C may assist when a delay in delivery is unpreventable. Do not freeze or place specimens directly on ice.

Reference Values: 

By report; interpretive

CPT Code (s): 
  • 88239
  • 88262
  • 88291

UFHPL Test #: 30045

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