Skin Biopsy

Chromosome analysis performed from skin may provide a diagnosis when there are multiple congenital abnormalities and/or developmental delays present in a child. Lab studies are also beneficial when there is a known or suspected family history of a chromosome abnormality. We also culture tissue that is to be sent out to other facilities for testing.

Provide a full tissue thickness biopsy, approximately 3 mm x 3 mm in size. Collect the specimen in an aseptic manner. The specimen can be transported in: Hanks Balanced Salt Solution, RPMI media, or sterile saline. Please do not use formalin. Keep the specimen cool but do not freeze.

This test requires 3-4 weeks turn-around time.

 The links below provide access to Test Forms, CPT codes, etc.

Test Order Forms

Courier Information

CPT Codes and Pricing