Karyotype, Peripheral Blood Chromosome Analysis: Cytogenetics

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Tube Type

Test ID   LAB5505A
EPIC Order
Cytogenetics Postnatal (blood) order
CPT Code(s)   88230, 88262, 88280, 88291
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Cytogenetics
Tube Station   30 (Core Laboratory)
Specimen Routine: 5 mL whole blood/Sodium Heparin/Green Top Tube; See Comments for additional specimen information
  micro: 2-5 mL whole blood Pediatric: Sodium Heparin/Green Top Tube
If additional testing is requested, a larger sample may be requested
Availability Routine: 24 Hours/7 Days (collection)
    RUSH: RUSH STATUS AVAILABLE 24 hours/7 days in lieu of STAT 
Turnaround Time         Routine: <28 days 
  Rush: Preliminary within 3 business days with Final within 14 days.
Reference Range Normal: N/A

Deliver sample to the Core Laboratory. 

If post-mortem, obtain by cardiac puncture within 1 hour. Keep at room temperature.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on November 15, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514