Chromosome Analysis, Solid Tumor
2002296
Ordering Recommendation
May identify additional, useful  cytogenetic abnormalities in tissues that are not targeted by FISH assays.
Mnemonic
CHR ST
Methodology
Giemsa Band
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Varies  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

Oncology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #43099)Oncology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #43099)

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Thaw media prior to tissue inoculation.  
Specimen Preparation
DO NOT FREEZE. Do not place in formalin. Transport a 10 mm biopsy in a sterile, screw-top container filled with tissue culture transport medium. (Min: 5 mm)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen specimens. Specimens preserved in formalin.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
These studies involve culturing of living cells; therefore, turnaround times given represent average times which are subject to multiple variables. After specimen receipt, results are generally available in an average of 14 days.

A processing fee will be charged if this procedure is canceled at the client's request, after the test has been set up, or if the specimen integrity is inadequate to allow culture growth.

Place solid tumor biopsy in a sterile, screw-top container filled with tissue culture transport medium (ARUP Supply #32788). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. If cytogenetics tissue media is not available, collect in plain RPMI, Hanks solution, saline, or ringers.

If specimen size is too large for a normal collection tube, a larger sterile container can be used such as a sterile urine cup and can be flooded with several tubes of cytogenetic tissue media.

This test must be ordered using Oncology test request form #43099 or through your ARUP interface.
CPT Code(s)
88239; 88264; 88291
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0097778Chromosome Analysis, Solid Tumor
2002210EER Chromosome Analysis, Solid Tumor
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Aliases
  • Karyotype