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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Karyotype, chorionic villus sampling (G&G North UAH)
Test Code:CGCV (CO PATH)
Alternate Test Name:Cytogenetic testing of chorionic villi (G&G North CG)
Chromosome analysis of chorionic villi (G&G North UAH)
Performing Site: University of Alberta Hospital
Performing Dept:Cytogenetics
Availability:Test set-up routinely Monday to Thursday (08:00 - 15:00)
TAT:3 weeks
Preferred Tube/Container:Sterile polypropylene centrifuge tube containing CVS transport media
Specimen Requirements:Collect a dedicated CVS transport media tube for testing.

The collection of the chorionic villi is only performed at the Perinatal Clinic, Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Min. Sample Required:Adequate amount of chorionic villi sampling to generate 15 mg minimum of typical villi after cleaning for RAD and chromosome analysis or 25 mg minimum of typical villi after cleaning for RAD, chromosome analysis and Molecular testing.
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. Preferably, specimens should be received in the laboratory on the day of collection.
Additional Information:To order CVS transport media tubes: Contact Cytogenetics Laboratory (780-407-1542)

Specimens will be rejected if:
  • Primary tube received refrigerated or frozen
  • Specimen is received in any tube other than CVS transport media
  • Insufficient specimen volume is received
  • Specimen received unlabelled
  • Specimen is received without a complete requisition
    Requisition/Form:All specimens must be accompanied by a completed Constitutional Cytogenetics Requisition.
    Ensure all relevant sections of the requisition are complete and the requisition is signed.
    Reference Interval:Interpretation provided on report.
    Comments:Contact Cytogenetics Laboratory (780-407-1542) for priority turn-around.
    Last Updated On:Monday, December 10, 2018
    Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM