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Chromosome FISH, Metaphase

Mnemonic:    [ChrFISH M]
Name:    Chromosome FISH, Metaphase
Specimen:    10 mL sodium heparin Green top tube without gel. Bone marrow is also acceptable (3 mL; min 1 mL). Collect in a heparinized syringe and transfer to a green (sodium heparin tube) without gel.

Other samples types may be acceptable. Contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787 for other sample types or information, and specific collection and transportation instructions.

Keep sample at room temperature.

Refrigerated and frozen samples are unacceptable. Clotted or paraffin-embedded samples are also unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    2 mL
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 2 days ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2002299
  Method:    Fluorescence in situ Hybridization
Note:    Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is performed for specific abnormalities as follows: Microdeletion syndromes (e.g., Prader-Willi, Angelman, DiGeorge, Williams), Marker chromosome identification,and subtelomeric screening

Remarks: It is recommended that all FISH studies be done in conjunction with routine cytogenetic analysis. (Refer to appropriate Chromosome Analysis test for order instructions). If FISH only is requested, please include copy of previous cytogenetics report. If dropped cytogenetics slides or cell pellets are not submitted, a processing fee will apply.
Processing Info:    Desired FISH probe and pertinent clinical diagnosis required with test order. Testing will not be performed until probe and diagnosis are provided; absence of this information will delay turnaround time.

This test is not orderable in Powerchart or Logician. Send the request on a Downtime or Manual Requisition.

ARUP's Cytogenetics Patient History Form