Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Cytogenetics- Tumors

CMH Lab Section
Cytogenetics

Specimen Requirements
A sterile tumor specimen approximately 1x1x0.5 cm should be placed in sterile transport medium. Transport to the laboratory immediately. Keep at room temperature

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
10-14 days

Special Instructions
Transport medium kits are available in the Cytogenetic laboratory at (816) 802-1220. Indicate provisional diagnosis or clinical information. Do not place in fixative or freeze. Tissues must be viable.

Methodology
Non-stimulated short term or long term cell culture with GTG banding.

Ranges
See Interpretative Report

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