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Laboratory: Genomics  (CYTOGENETICS)
Test Name:
Test Code: GENO
Clinical Information:
Description: Microarray testing is used to detect small gains or losses of chromosome material which are not detectable by conventional cytogenetic techniques.
Test Approval Requirements: Tissue microarray testing can only be ordered by a Genetics Professional.

Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Adult: Fresh tissue 
Volume: 1 cm x 1 cm
Pediatric: Fresh tissue
Volume: 1 cm x 1 cm
Collection Information: Tissue samples should be sent in sterile container with culture medium
Specimen Stability: 
Ambient: preferred

Referred Out Location: Cultured fibroblasts will be sent to GeneDx for testing. The GeneDx requisition must be completed and accompany the R250-10-74 and sample to ensure prompt processing and shipment
Reference Values:
An interpretive report from the referral laboratory will be forwarded to the physician.
Weekdays and Saturdays (M-Th, Sat: 0800h - 1600h; Fridays 0800h - 1715h). Closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays. Sample will be processed the next working day.
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More Information:
Once specimen is collected, the tissue sample should be kept at room temperature and transported promptly.  For further information, please call 787-2489.
St. Boniface Hospital (SBH) patient samples are registered and are sent through the Biochemistry Lab