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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Karyotype, bone marrow (G&G North UAH)
Test Code:CGBM (CO PATH)
Alternate Test Name:Chromosome analysis of bone marrow (G&G North UAH)
Cytogenetic testing of bone marrow (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:15 mL centrifuge tube with transport media
Alternate:Sodium heparin (dark green - NOT PST)
Specimen Requirements:Collect 1.0 - 3.0 mL of bone marrow into a dedicated tube with transport media or alternate tube.

For bone marrows 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
  • Sample is received in any tube other than transport media or sodium heparin.
  • Insufficient sample volume is received
  • Specimen received unlabelled
  • Specimen is received without a complete requisitionTo order Bone Marrow transport media tubes contact the Cytogenetics Laboratory (780-407-1542).
    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.
    Reference Interval:Interpretation provided on report.
    Comments:Contact Cytogentics Laboratory (780-407-1542) for priority turn-around.
    Last Updated On:Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM