Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Cytogenetics- Leukemic Blood

CMH Lab Section
Cytogenetics

Specimen Requirements
7-10 ml of blood in green top, no gel, (sodium heparin) tubes. Mix well by inverting the tubes several times. Keep at room temperature. Send to lab immediately.

Availability
Routine or Stat

Turn Around Time
5 - 7 days

Special Instructions
Patient must have at least 5% immature cells or blasts. Indicate provisional diagnosis or clinical information. Send PB WBC and differential with specimen.

Methodology
Non-stimulated short term cultures; GTG banding

Ranges
See Interpretative Report

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