- Patient Preparation
- Green (sodium heparin). Also acceptable: Non-diluted bone marrow aspirate collected in a heparinized syringe.
Other specimen types may be acceptable, contact the Cytogenetics Laboratory for specific specimen collection and transportation instructions.
- Specimen Preparation
- Transport 5 mL whole blood (Min: 2 mL). OR transfer 3 mL bone marrow to a green (sodium heparin) (Min: 1 mL).
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Room temperature.
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Frozen specimens. Paraffin-embedded specimens. Clotted specimens.
- It is recommended that all FISH studies be done in conjunction with routine cytogenetic analysis. (Refer to appropriate Chromosome Analysis test for order instructions). If FISH only is requested, please submit a copy of previous cytogenetics report.
If cell pellets or dropped cytogenetic slides are submitted, processing fee will not apply.
This test must be ordered using Cytogenetic test request form #43097 or through your ARUP interface. Submit the Patient History for Cytogenetic (Chromosome) Studies form with the electronic packing list (available at http://www.aruplab.com/genetics/forms.php).
- Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Please indicate names of probes requested. Molecular Cytogenetics (FISH) Probe menu is available at http://www.aruplab.com/Lab-Tests/Genetics/cytogenetics.jsp
Contact ARUP Genetics Processing at extension 3301 to add a probe to a current specimen.
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. The fee will vary based on specimen type.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
|0097615||Chromosome FISH, Metaphase|
|2002202||EER Chromosome FISH, Metaphase|