CHROMOSOME ANALYSIS AND/OR FISH ANALYSIS-BONE MARROW

Methodology: G-Banded Chromosome Analysis/FISH Analysis

Purpose:    Chromosome analysis for hematological disorders

Sample Requirements: 3-5 ml of bone marrow aspirate in a heparinized syringe. For transport the specimen may be transferred to a sodium heparin tube, a tube with no additives, or a container with RPMI media. Please record the most recent white blood cell count on the requisition form. Fresh specimens must be kept at room temperature, do not freeze.

Test Requisition: Cancer Cytogenetics Requisition

Turn-Around-Time: 5-7 days

CPT Codes Chromosome Analysis: 88237, 88264, 88291

CPT Codes FISH Analysis: 88271, 88275, 88291

CHROMOSOME ANALYSIS AND/OR FISH ANALYSIS-TUMOR

Methodology: G-Banded Chromosome Analysis/FISH Analysis

Purpose:    Chromosome analysis for hematological disorders

Sample Requirements: Tumor can be tranported in: Hanks Balanced Salt Solution, RPMI media, or sterile saline. Please do not use formalin. Specify the site of origin of the tumor and the type suspected. Keep the specimen cool but do not freeze.

Test Requisition: Cancer Cytogenetics Requisition

Turn-Around-Time: 5-7 days

CPT Codes Chromosome Analysis: 88239, 88264, 88291

CPT Codes FISH Analysis: 88271, 88275, 88291