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Test Name: CGA-Solid Tumor

Test Code(s): SLH836 / HCSLH836

CPT Code(s): 88239, 88264, 88280

Methodology: Cell culture, Giemsa/Trypsin/Leishman (GTL) banding

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Days Performed: Mon-Sat.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 7 - 10 days.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Tissue

Collection Instructions: Aseptically collected 0.3-1.0cm cubed section; avoid areas of necrosis. Place specimen in a sterile tissue vial containing transport media.
Tissue must be received and processed by WSLH within 24 hours of collection. Specimen must be received in UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) on Monday-Friday only.

Collection Container: Preferred: See collection instructions.

Sample Analyzed: Tissue

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) at room temperature (may transport with coolant during hot, >85, weather).

Unacceptable Criteria: Samples processed with formalin.

Stability: Ambient: 24 hours
Frozen: Not acceptable


By report.

Test Limitations:

Testing can only be done if actively dividing tumor cells are present.

Additional Information:

If FISH testing is requested to characterize chromosome abnormalities, there will be an additional charge.

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