Test Details

Mnemonic

CHRTU

Ordering Code

3470500

CPT-4 Code(s)

88239, 88262. Fee for assay attempted (88239)

Specimen Information

Collect

Tissue sample in Tissue Transport Medium (TTM)

Specimen Preparation

Send tissue sample in Tissue Transport Medium (TTM) room temperature. Completed Warde Medical Laboratory Cytogenetics Test Requisition Genetic Disorders required.

Alternate Specimen

Tissue sample in RPMI. Saline also acceptable, not recommended.

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Frozen samples

Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Cultures, staining and other techniques as required
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Reference Range

Interpretive report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest Ameripath
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