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Test Catalog

Test ID: CHRST    
Chromosome Analysis, Solid Tumors

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This test includes a charge for cell culture of fresh specimens and professional interpretation of results. Analysis charges will be incurred for total work performed, and generally include 2 banded karyograms and the analysis of 20 metaphase cells. If no metaphase cells are available for analysis, no analysis charges will be incurred. If additional analysis work is required, additional charges may be incurred.

 

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Tissue

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Provide a reason for referral with each specimen. The laboratory will not reject testing if this information is not provided, but appropriate testing and interpretation may be compromised or delayed. Include pathology reports, if available.

 

Container/Tube: Sterile container with sterile Hank's balanced salt solution (T132), Ringer's solution, or normal saline

Specimen Volume: 0.5-3 cm(3) or larger

Additional Information: Advise Express Mail or equivalent if not on courier service.

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Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 cm(3)

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
TissueRefrigerated (preferred)
 Ambient