Test Overview

Test Methodology

Cell Culture

Test Usage

Fibroblasts are grown for various metabolic studies to be performed at an external Reference Laboratory.

Test Limitations

Specimens older than 24 hours may not grow. If full thickness biopsy is not obtained, fibroblasts may not be plentiful enough to grow. Specimens collected using non-sterile techniques may have microbial contamination.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. If necessary a STAT courier may be arranged for processing a sample on a priority basis. Call the laboratory at 763-5805 for additional information.

Analytic Time

3 - 6 weeks for sufficient cell growth depending on the recipient laboratory's requirements.

Soft Order Code

CGNTO

MiChart Code

Cytogenetics, Tissue Culture Only

Synonyms

Synonyms

Fibroblast Culture
CGLABEL
GENERIC CYTOGENETICS TEST
Cytogenetics, Skin Biopsy
Tissue Culture for Sendout Testing
CGNTO
Cytogenetics, Tissue
TCO
TISSUE CULTURE ONLY
TCOHOLD
TISSUE CULTURE ONLY (SENDOUT)

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Laboratory

Cytogenetics

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

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.

Rejection Criteria

Microbial contamination.

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CPT Code

88233

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