Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Fanconi Anemia, Breakage Study

Test Name: Fanconi Anemia, Breakage Study
Alternate Name(s): Chromosome Analysis, Breakage Study, Fanconi Anemia
Breakage Study, Fanconi Anemia
Laboratory: Cytogenetics (VH)
Specimen Type: Blood collected in Sodium Heparin, kept at room temperature
0-3 months: 1-3 mL
3 months -12 years: 3-6 mL
12 years – Adult: 6 mL
Collection Information: All blood specimens should be collected at room temperature (15-25ºC) and sent to the laboratory within 24 hours (baby’s blood should be sent STAT for receipt within the same day). Do not freeze, heat, open or separate sample (must maintain sterility). Lithium heparin or EDTA specimens are unacceptable. All specimens should contain at least two patient identifiers.
Requisition: Hospital for Sick Children Cytogenetics Requisition
Test Schedule: Monday or Tuesday preferred
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
4 weeks
Reference Range: See final report
Effective Date: 2015-10-14
Revised Date:  
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: See final report
Special Processing:  
Comments: The Cytogenetics Lab is staffed from 0700-1700 (Monday-Friday), Ext. 78974 (office), or 75714 (lab).

For additional information please refer to the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
Method of Analysis: Cell culture, Chromosome Karyotyping
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: If unable to transport immediately, store at 4oC and transport at room temperature (15-25oC) within 24 hours.
System Codes: 
CG Routine Blood
Referred To: Hospital for Sick Kids,
Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, Cytogenetics
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1X8

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