CHROMOSOMAL ANALYSIS SKIN BIOPSY
Karyotype - Karyotyping - Chromosomes - Chromosome Study - Cytogenetics
Specimen Collection Requirements
The biopsy site should be prepared by washing with antiseptic soap and thoroughly rinsing with sterile water. A local anesthetic may be used. DO NOT use alcohol or iodine preparations, as they may affect the viablility of the cells.
A biopsy that includes the dermis
Skin punch biopsy is acceptable. Use sterile technique. Place specimen in a screw-top container and cover with sterile Hanks BSS, normal saline or RPMI transport media. Keep specimen at ambient temperature.
Approximatey 3.0 mm X 5.0 mm
Room temperature within 24 hours of collection
SPECIMENS SUBMITTED IN OR EXPOSED TO FORMALIN. Rejection is only at the discretion of the Cytogenetics Laboratory.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Suboptimal, call Cytogenetics Lab at (503) 413-4613
Clinical information including the indication for study must accompany the specimen. Requisition forms for cytogenetics studies are available upon request.
Classical G-Band Chromosomal Analysis
Cytogenetic interpretation provided. A computer generated karyotype is also provided with each study.
46,XX, apparently normal female
46,XY, apparently normal male
If Genetic Counseling is needed, call (503) 413-5214.
For questions regarding the report, please call (503) 413-4613.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:03 AM