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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Karyotype, unstimulated peripheral blood (G&G North UAH)
Test Code:CBUN (CO PATH)
Alternate Test Name:Chromosome analysis of unstimulated peripheral blood (G&G North UAH)
Cytogenetic testing of unstimulated peripheral blood (G&G North UAH)
Performing Site: University of Alberta Hospital
Performing Dept:Cytogenetics
Availability:Test set-up routinely Monday to Friday (08:00-16:00)
TAT:3 weeks
Preferred Tube/Container:Sodium heparin (dark green - NOT PST)
Specimen Requirements:Collect a 2.0 - 4.0 mL of blood in a dedicated, unopened sodium heparin tube.

For unstimulated peripheral blood specimens on urgent cases collected on weekends or statutory holidays page the Clinical Genetic Technologist on call at 780-445-6036.
Min. Sample Required:1.0 mL
Specimen Processing:DO NOT spin. DO NOT aliquot.
Specimen MUST remain at room temperature.
Specimen Handling:1. Ship at room temperature to Cytogenetics Laboratory via UAH Specimen Control WMC 4B2.10.
2. Preferrably, specimens should be received in the laboratory on the day of collection.
3. Specimens will be accepted up to 24 hours after time of collection.
Additional Information:Specimens will be rejected if:
  • Primary tube received refrigerated or frozen
  • Any aliquot tube is received
  • Specimen is clotted or hemolyzed
  • Sample is received in any tube other than sodium heparin
  • Insufficient sample volume is received.
  • Specimen received unlabelled
  • Specimen is received without a complete requisition
    Requisition/Form:All specimens must be accompanied by a completed Hematology Specialty Requisition .
    Ensure all relevant sections of the requisition are complete.

    If multiple myeloma is suspected, this must be indicated on the requisiton.
    Order Restrictions:Specimens must have dividing cells.
    Reference Interval:Interpretation provided on report.
    Comments:Contact Cytogenetics Laboratory (780-407-1542) for priority turn-around.
    Last Updated On:Monday, January 5, 2015
    Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM