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Chromosome Analysis, Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

Mnemonic:    [ChrA CVS]
Name:    Chromosome Analysis, Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
Chorionic villus in a sterile, screw-top container filled with tissue culture medium.

Do NOT place in formalin.

Keep sample at room temperature.

Refrigerated and frozen samples are unacceptable.
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 24 hours ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2002291
  Method:    Giemsa-Band Analysis
Note:    1. Specimen should arrive appropriately labeled with patient name, date of birth and/or MR number as well as specimen source. The specimen should be unfixed in a sterile container or specimen trap container.

2. Appropriate tissue samples are submitted in a sterile manner into the appropriate holding media (RPMI or Thioglycollate or ARUP's tissue culture transport media #32788).

5. Order CHR CVS. Footnote the source. Place CHR CVS label on the specimen as well as on the ARUP Patient History for Cytogenetics form.

6. Fill out ARUP's Patient History Form with the following information:
--Patient Name
--Gravida, Para, Gestational age, any unusual ultrasound finds, if any
--Other tests requested
--Lab # and Hospital MR #
--Date of LMP
--Appropriate Cytogenetic Test

7. Place specimen in biohazard bag along with completed patient history form. Have CR do a 1590/30 packing list for that specimen only. Place the Patient Hisory Form in the ARUP bag along with the packing list.
Processing Info:    
This test is not orderable in Powerchart or Logician. Send the sample and a pathology request form to the lab.

RPMI media is stored in the door of the histology refrigerator in a red bag.

ARUP's Cytogenetics Patient History Form