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 Recent changes for Cytogenetics/Karyotyping

Recent changes for Cytogenetics/Karyotyping

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
4th November 2018
Assay name

SKIN BIOPSY - KARYOTYPE

Cytogenetics Tissue Non-Malignant (SKIN BIOPSY - KARYOTYPE)

Preferred Specimen Type

Biopsy

Tissue

Optional Specimen Type

Biopsy

Collection & Request Instructions

Refrigerate, send to lab upon completion

Collection & Request Instructions

https://handbook.monashpathology.org/index?testid=1507

https://handbook.monashpathology.org/index?testid=1507

Collect aseptically. Collect x2 skin punches from extant patients.

Collect approx 5mm square (with 2-3mm depth) skin biopsy from deceased patients.

Use RPMI (obtain from Pathology) for transport. Do not allow the sample to dry out.

External Transport Instructions

Send to Anatomical Pathology for send out to MMC.

Notes

Send to Pathology for send out to MMC.

Cytogenetics/Karyotyping

Ordering information:

Cerner Orderable: Histology Specimen - free text Karyotyping or Cytogenetics.

RPMI transport media can be obtained from Eastern Health Pathology.

This is a referred test. See instructions via link. https://handbook.monashpathology.org/index?testid=1507

 

 

Alternate names:
CHROMOSOME STUDIES, FIBROBLAST CULTURE, MICROARRAY STUDIES, TISSUE CULTURE, TISSUE CYTOGENETICS, TISSUE NON MALIGNANT(SKIN BIOPSY - KARYOTYPE
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
HCYTOG
Specimen types:
Tissue
Biopsy
Container types:
Sterile JarSterile Jar
Collection Instructions:
Refrigerate, send to lab upon completion

https://handbook.monashpathology.org/index?testid=1507

Collect aseptically. Collect x2 skin punches from extant patients.

Collect approx 5mm square (with 2-3mm depth) skin biopsy from deceased patients.

Use RPMI (obtain from Pathology) for transport. Do not allow the sample to dry out.

Notes:

Send to Pathology for send out to MMC.

Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
Few weeks
Laboratory Use Only

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"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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