Time Sensitive


Oncology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #43099)

Ordering Recommendation

Use for diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of hematopoietic neoplasms. This test is intended for oncology studies on peripheral blood, usually when bone marrow is not available for testing. For chromosome analysis to evaluate for a constitutional/congenital finding, refer to Chromosome Analysis, Constitutional Peripheral Blood (2002289).

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Green (sodium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen specimens. Clotted specimens.


Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable


Giemsa Band




3-9 days

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


These studies involve culturing of living cells; therefore, turnaround times given represent average times, which are subject to multiple variables.

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.

This test must be ordered using Oncology test request form (#43099) or through your ARUP interface.

Specimens enrolled in external studies (e.g. COG studies) requiring additional work-up and/or supplementary data collection and submission will have the following charges added based on type and extent of work performed: Cytogenetics Study Submission - Basic (3006071) or Cytogenetics Study Submission - Extensive (3006072).

Hotline History


CPT Codes

88237; 88264; for COG studies, add 88299


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0097635 Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood 62357-9
2002204 EER Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood 11526-1
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  • Chromosome analysis, Leukemia/Lymphoma
  • Hematologic Chromosome Analysis
  • Karyotype
  • leukemic blood chromosome
  • Leukemic blood karyotype
  • Neoplastic peripheral blood
Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood