Cytogenetics (Chromosome Analysis)

Specimen Requirements

  • Peripheral Blood: 3-10 mL in green (sodium heparin) top tube

  • Bone Marrow Aspirate: 2-3 mL in green (sodium heparin) top tube

  • Fresh Tissue Biopsy: In TRANSPORT MEDIA (RPMI)

  • Fine Needle Aspirate: in TRANSPORT MEDIA (RPMI)

  • Specimen must be refridgerated


Turn Around Time *

  • Approximately 7 to 10 days. TAT is variable as we do not perform this in-house


Special Instructions

  • For products of conception please submit fresh











* Please note the information provided is intended as a guideline. Turnaround time is measured from the time of receipt of the specimen at our laboratory to the time the test result is made available to the client. As with all healthcare matters, the facts of a particular case may necessitate a turnaround time that is longer than stated above, the times mentioned above are our laboratory times for most, standard cases.