Cytogenetic Studies (Fibroblast)
CPT CODE: 88262
Karyotype, Chromosome, Genetic study
Banded chromosome karyotype
Fibroblast: This would include tissue sources such as skin, pericardium and products of conception. A small sample of the tissue should be obtained as sterilely as possible and placed in media (Hanks balanced salt solution, RPMI, etc or if media is not available, sterile saline). Sterile biopsy or tissue from surgical or autopsy specimen placed in 10 cc tube of culture media. 2 mm punch biopsy or equivalent size. Should be refrigerated for overnight storage.
Monday - Friday 08:30 - 16:30. Turnaround time: 4-6 weeks.
Must submit cytogenetics requisition form. Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization can be performed on this sample if requested.