Information on collection, storage, and volume
Fixed-cell pellet from a cytogenetic analysis, slides with metaphases and/or interphase nuclei, or bone marrow touch prep slides. Blood, bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), FNA, paraffin block are also acceptable with additional charge.
Fixed-cell pellet, three slides, 10 mL blood (adult), 5 mL blood (pediatric), or 3 mL bone marrow
Fixed-cell pellet from a cytogenetic analysis, two slides, 5 mL blood (adult), 1 mL blood (pediatric), or 1 mL bone marrow
Green-top (sodium heparin) tube; pediatric Vacutainer® is optimal or lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Broken or dirty slides; excessive cellular debris or stained slides; decalcified bone cores; frozen specimen
Transport to the testing lab at room temperature; use a cool pack or LabCorp transport kit. Do not allow sample to freeze.