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Chromosome Analysis, Lymph Node

Mnemonic:    [ChrA Node]
Name:    Chromosome Analysis, Lymph Node
Specimen:    
Any sample type for oncology studies other than peripheral blood, bone marrow, and solid tumors.

For tissues, place in a sterile, screw-top container filled with tissue culture transport media (cytogenetics tissue media, ARUP Supply # 32788 or RPMI) at 20-25C.

Do not place tissue in formalin.

For pleural or other body fluids, collect in a green (sodium heparin).

Contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787 for other sample types or information, and specific collection and transportation instructions
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 2 days ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2002300
  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 LN. Footnote the source. Place CHR LN label on the specimen as well as on the ARUP Patient History Cytogenetics form.

6. Fill out ARUP's Patient History Form with the following information:
--Patient Name
--DOB
--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 History Form along with the packing list in the ARUP bag.
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