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.
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.