Please note that not all chromosome analyses are totally covered by the Medicare rebate, and the patient may be faced with out-of-pocket expenses. To establish the cost faced by a patient for a particular test, please contact the Billing Department at VCGS (8341-6392), and make sure the patient is aware of any out-of-pocket expense prior to collecting samples.
|Chromosome studies, DNA Analysis, Karyotype, Microarray, SNP Microarray|
|Lithium heparin no gel|
Chromosome Studies need:
Newborns/infants - greater than 1 mL heparinised blood (no gel)
Adults: 4-8 mL heparinised blood (no gel)
Fragile X studies need:
Newborn/infants : 1-2 ml EDTA
Children : 2-5 EDTA
Adults : 4-8 ml EDTA
Microarray/SNP studies need:
Newborn/infants : 1-2 mL EDTA
Adults: 4-8 mL EDTA
Please contact BHH laboratory before collection.
Specimen to be at BHH laboratory before 1200 hours on Friday as they cannot be stored or collected over the weekend.
Result Turnaround Time:
Laboratory Use Only