Chromosome, Fibroblasts

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: CHROM-FIB
POE DESCRIPTION: CHROMOSOME FIBROBLASTS; CHROM-FIB
CPT CODE: 88262, 88233, 88291
DAYS PERFORMED: Weekdays, 0800-1530
TURNAROUND TIME: 3-4 weeks
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Completed patient history form MUST be submitted with specimen. Contact the Genetics Laboratory (312-942-6298) for required form and additional information.
CONTAINER TYPE: Any sterile, chemically clean, securely capped container of appropriate size containing sterile 0.9% saline
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Potentially viable tissue which must be obtained by aseptic technique; in the case of skin, full thickness biopsy 5 mm²
MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 mm²
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Do not freeze. Place in sterile saline and refrigerate (4°C).
TEST SYNONYM(S):Chromosome, Skin (or Various Other Tissues)