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Chromosome Analysis

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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.

Alternate names:
Chromosome studies, DNA Analysis, Karyotype, Microarray, SNP Microarray
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
CHROM/CHROMP
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Lithium heparin no gelLithium heparin no gel
Collection Instructions:

 

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

Notes:

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.

Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
4-8 weeks
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Do NOT spin.

External Laboratory:
Victorian Clinical Genetics Sevices (V.C.G.S) - Royal Childrens Hospital
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