3 - 6 weeks
Chromosome Analysis, Skin Punch
GENERIC CYTOGENETICS TEST
Chromosome Analysis, Tissue for Genetic Disorder (Non-malignant)
Chromosome Analysis, Skin Biopsy
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Cell culture and chromosome analysis. Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) when indicated.
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.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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 punch biopsy in Chromosome Media (may be obtained from Specimen Processing). 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. 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.