Time Sensitive


Oncology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #43099)

Ordering Recommendation

Chromosome analysis on lymph node biopsies.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Any specimen type for oncology studies other than peripheral blood, bone marrow, and solid tumors.
Thaw media prior to tissue inoculation.
Collect pleural or other body fluids in a green (sodium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

DO NOT FREEZE. Do not place in formalin.
Tissues: Transport 10 mm biopsy in a sterile, screw-top container filled with tissue culture transport media.
Fluid: Transport 5 mL fluid in original collection tube.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen specimens. Tissue submitted in formalin.


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


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


Giemsa Band




3-10 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. The fee will vary based on specimen type.

Collect tissue 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 no transport media is available, collect in plain RPMI, Hanks solution, saline, or ringers.

Contact ARUP Genetics Processing for other specimen types or information and specific collection and transportation instructions.

Hotline History


CPT Codes

88239; 88264


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090188 Chromosome Analysis, Oncology 62357-9
2002195 EER Chromosome Analysis, Oncology
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.


  • Chromosomes, Lymph Node
  • Karyotype
  • Karyotype for lymphoma
  • Karyotype, Lymph Node
  • Lymphoma Chromosome
Chromosome Analysis, Lymph Node