Lab Test : Chromosome Analysis, Bone Marrow or Oncology Blood

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Alternate:karyotype, karyotyping
Department:Cytogenetics Laboratory
Phone:(937) 641-3801; On Call Pager (937) 334-0192
Available:Lab open Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM. On Call hours are 5:00PM Friday through 10:00PM Sunday and holidays; specimens accepted in the main lab daily
Turnaround:10 days
Specimen:bone marrow from FIRST PULL during bone marrow extraction OR whole blood; use sterile precautions
Volume:2-3mL bone marrow; 3-5mL whole blood
Container:sodium heparin tube or heparinized syringe; NOT ACCEPTABLE - microtainers with serum separators, lithium heparin tubes; DO NOT CENTRIFUGE
Temperature:room temperature; DO NOT REFRIGERATE
Rejection:MUST INCLUDE INDICATION WHEN ORDERING; MUST HAVE WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT; will attempt to process any volume of specimen received; will attempt to process clotted specimens; outcome may not be ideal
Normal:Male: 46,XY [20]
Female: 46,XX [20]
Uses:used to direct diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis
Method:routine karyotyping per ISCN

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