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Chromosome Analysis Skin Biopsy

Test Code:

CY0171

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Sterile container with CV/POC transport media
(To be obtained from Cytogenetics Laboratory)

Specimen Requirement

Specimen should be taken ASEPTICALLY under local anaesthesia, preferably not from groin area due to increased risk of fungal infection. Size: 2-3mm in diameter, including dermis. Shallow or conical biopsies that fail to reach dermis are not satisfactory. Place biopsy in transport media.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Store specimen at room temperature. For after office hours store at 4-8oC degree in lab reception refrigerator. Sterile techniques must be observed.
 
Transport to laboratory as soon as possible.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

18 days

Reference Value(s)

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Cytogenetics

Contact Number

6394 1392

Day and Time Performed

When requested

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Downtime Form

Additional Information


DO NOT FREEZE SPECIMEN. Transport container obtainable from cytogenetics lab.

Change History Notes

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Keywords

Chromosome Analysis Skin Biopsy CY0171
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