Pathline Client Update: Hematopathology Services

Chromosome Analysis

Alias/Synonym: Cytogenetics Karyotyping G-Banded Analysis Chromosomes

CPT Code: 88237, 88262, 88280

Specimen Type, Preferred:
Bone marrow aspirate
Peripheral blood
Fresh tissue
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
≥ 1mL
Transport Container:
For Blood and bone marrow:
Green top (Sodium Heparin)
For fresh tissue:
RPMI Medium
Sterile saline
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Specimen Stability:
Room temperature: 2 day(s)
Rejection Criteria:
Incorrect container Clotted
Clinical Significance:
To identify abnormalities in G-banded chromosome analysis that are important for diagnosis and prognosis of hematological disorders
Turnaround Time:
7-10 day(s)
Reference Ranges: