Days Set Up
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. Call the laboratory at 763-5805 for additional information.
Analytic Time

3 - 6 weeks

MiChart Code
Cytogenetics, Chromosome Analysis, Tissue for Genetic Disorder (Non-Maligna
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Cytogenetics, Tissue
Chromosome Analysis, Skin Punch
Karyotype, Tissue
Chromosome Analysis, Tissue for Genetic Disorder (Non-malignant)
Chromosome Analysis, Skin Biopsy

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Cell culture and chromosome analysis. Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) when indicated.

Test Usage

Evaluation of congenital malformations, still birth, mental retardation, growth retardation, infertility, cryptochidism, hypogonadism, amenorrhea (primary), abnormal or ambiguous genitalia, recurrent miscarriage, Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Down syndrome, and other suspected chromosomal disorders.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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. Obtain skin biopsy. Use alcohol to cleanse skin; do not use betadine. If betadine must be used, wash betadine from skin with alcohol prior to biopsy. Place full-thickness biopsy in Chromosome Media, available from MLabs.

Minimum Volume

Billing Information

CPT Code
88262 Chromosome Analysis, 88233 Tissue Culture
Pro Fee Code

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.