Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Skin / Fetal Tissue

Test Name: Skin / Fetal Tissue
Alternate Name(s): Chromosome Analysis
QF-PCR
Microarray
Laboratory: Cytogenetics (VH)
Specimen Type: 2-3 mm2 skin in a sterile container with Hank's Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS)
Collection Information: Swab area with 70% alcohol, let dry and excise a small piece of skin (2-3 mm2) and place it in a sterile vessel with HBSS.

System Codes:
CGenTissue
QFPCR
Microarray (MD Microarray)
Requisition: CYTOGENETICS REQUISITION . (must include patient's name, address, Ontario Health Insurance Number, PIN (if applicable), originating location, Dr's full name and address, test requested, specimen type and pertinent clinical information.

GENOMIC MICROARRAY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
QF-PCR 3 Days
Microarray - 4 weeks (if clinically indicated)
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See final report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2018-06-01
Critical Value: See final report
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Collect sample as aseptically as possible and send to the laboratory within 24 hours.
Comments: The Cytogenetics Lab is staffed from 0700-1700 (Monday-Friday), Ext. 78974 (office), or 75714 (lab).

For additional information please refer to the Cytogenetics Webpage.
Method of Analysis:  QF-PCR
Microarray (if clinically indicated)
Critical Information Required: Receive in laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
Storage & Shipment: If unable to transport immediately, store at 4oC and transport at room temperature (15-25oC) within 24 hours.
System Codes: 
Cerner
See Collection Information
 
Referred To:  

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