Chromosome Analysis, Ascites
Chromosome Analysis, CSF
GENERIC CYTOGENETICS TEST
Chromosome Analysis for Malignancy, Fluid
Karyotype, Spinal Fluid
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Unstimulated short term cell culture and chromosome analysis. Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) when indicated.
Identification of chromosomal abnormalities to assist in classification of malignant tumors. Most malignant neoplasms are associated with genetic changes and the observation of an abnormal cytogenetic clone is consistent with a neoplasm.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Specimen transport should be arranged so that the specimen is received by MLabs the same day it is collected. Call for a STAT courier if necessary. Collect neoplastic fluid using aseptic technique and place in Chromosome Media, available from MLabs. Send at room temperature as soon as possible. Do not allow specimen to overheat or freeze. Do not allow specimen to overheat or freeze. Samples containing <5 million dividing cells, and samples that are greater than 24 hours old are suboptimal.