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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Chromosome Breakage Studies
Alternate Test Name:Fanconi Anemia
Performing Site: Alberta Children's Hospital
Performing Dept:Cytogenetics
Availability:Test set-up routinely Monday, Tuesday and Friday
TAT:1 week
Preferred Tube/Container:Sodium heparin (dark green - NOT PST)
Specimen Requirements:Peripheral or Cord Blood
Newborn to 6 months: 6 months to Adult:
1 - 2 mL blood in a Sodium Heparin tube (dark green, not PST). 3 - 4 mL blood in a Sodium Heparin tube (dark green, not PST).
Min. Sample Required:If unable to collect the minimum as per specimen requirements, contact the laboratory.
Specimen Processing:DO NOT centrifuge or separate specimen.
DO NOT refrigerate or freeze specimen.
Store whole blood specimen at room temperature.
Specimen Handling:Transport specimen at room temperature to the ACH Cytogenetics Laboratory B0-150.

Specimens should be received during the Cytogenetics Laboratory hours of operation (Monday through Friday 08:00 to 16:15). If transport is delayed, store at room temperature and forward to the laboratory on the next business day.
Requisition/Form:All specimens must be accompanied by a completed Constitutional Cytogenetics Requisition.
Ensure all relevant sections of the requisition are complete.
Comments:For additional information refer to Genetic Laboratory Services webpage or contact ACH Cytogenetics Laboratory 403-955-2886 for questions or priority turn-around.
Last Updated On:Thursday, August 8, 2019
Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM