GENERIC CYTOGENETICS TEST
Chromosome Analysis, Lymph Node for Malignancy
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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 lymph node tumors. Most lymphomas 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.
Collect tumor specimen using aseptic technique. Place in Chromosome Media, available from Specimen Processing. Send at room temperature as soon as possible. Do not allow specimen to overheat or freeze. Small or necrotic samples and samples obtained without collection media are suboptimal. Please complete a MiChart test request and submit it with the specimen. A Cytogenetics Laboratory Requisition is available online at: http://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/handbook/Tables/UM_REQ_CYTOGENETICS….
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 tumor specimen using aseptic technique. Place tissue in Chromosome Media, available from MLabs. Send at room temperature as soon as possible. Do not allow specimen to overheat or freeze. Small or necrotic samples and samples obtained without collection media are suboptimal.