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Test Directory -  Cytogenetics

Synonyms

Clinical Indications

Identification of chromosomal changes associated with haematological disorders

Request Form

Combined Pathology Blood form (Yellow/Black or Blue for GP's)

Availability

Analysed by referral laboratory if specific criteria met.

Specific Criteria

Requested by Consultant Haematologist or if agreed with Consultant Haematologist.

Turnaround Time

5 - 21 days depending on referral laboratory and urgency

Specimen

Blood and/or bone marrow films. Marrow in 6ml Lithium heparin sample.

Volume

6ml

Container


Green top (lithium-heparin) tube

Lab. Handling

Send by courier or first class post to referral laboratory. Do not send on Friday or Bank Holiday. 

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample. Not meeting specific criteria for analysis.

Reference Range

See individual reports

        

 

Version 1.1 / January 2017