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Chromosome Analysis, Peripheral Blood (not for leukemic testing)

Mnemonic:    [ChrA PB]
Name:    Chromosome Analysis, Peripheral Blood (not for leukemic testing)
Specimen:    10 mL whole blood from a Green SODIUM heparin tube. Do not use gel barriers. An AM draw prior to noon courier arrival is preferred since the sample must reach the reference lab within 48 hours.

Sample and completed test request form, including clinical indication, must be received within 48 hours of collection.

Refrigerated or frozen samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    2 mL
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 2 days ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2002289
  Method:    Giemsa-Band Analysis
Note:    Do not centrifuge or open tube. Send whole blood.
Processing Info:    This is an ARUP interfaced test. Please submit the Patient History Form - Chromosome Studies with the Electronic Packing List.

ARUP Cytogenetics Patient History Form.pdf