3 - 6 weeks for sufficient cell growth depending on the recipient laboratory's requirements.
GENERIC CYTOGENETICS TEST
Cytogenetics, Skin Biopsy
Tissue Culture for Sendout Testing
TISSUE CULTURE ONLY
TISSUE CULTURE ONLY (SENDOUT)
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Fibroblasts are grown for various metabolic studies to be performed at an external Reference Laboratory.
* 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. 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.