Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Cytogenetics- Peripheral Blood, Chromosome Analysis

CMH Lab Section
Cytogenetics

Specimen Requirements
3-5 ml blood in green top, sodium heparin tube. Invert the tubes several times. Send to lab as soon as possible. Keep at room temperature and avoid extreme temperatures. Call Cytogenetic laboratory for specialty testing.

Availability
Routine or Stat

Turn Around Time
~10 days

Special Instructions
Indicate clinical diagnosis or information on requisition.

Methodology
PHA-stimulated lymphocyte cultures. GTG-banding. Specialty staining available; call laboratory for information at (816) 802-1220

Ranges
See Interpretative Report

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