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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Karyotype, blood (G&G North UAH)
Test Code:CGB (CO PATH)
Alternate Test Name:Cytogenetic testing of 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:4 weeks
Preferred Tube/Container:Sodium heparin (dark green - NOT PST)
Specimen Requirements:Collect a dedicated, unopened sodium heparin tube for testing.

Preferred Sample Volume Requirement Based on Age:
Newborn to 6 months: Children: Adult:
2 mL peripheral blood in a Sodium Heparin tube (dark green, not PST). 3 mL peripheral blood in a Sodium Heparin tube (dark green, not PST). 4 mL peripheral blood in a Sodium Heparin tube (dark green, not PST).
Min. Sample Required:2.0 mL
Specimen Processing:DO NOT centrifuge.
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. Specimens should be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of time of collection.
3. Specimens collected outside of regular hours of Monday to Friday (0800h to 1600h) should
    be shipped to UAH Specimen Control, WMC 4B2.10. Specimens will be stored at room
    temperature and sent to the Cytogenetics Laboratory on next regular business day.
Additional Information:Specimens will be rejected if:
  • Primary tube received refrigerated or frozen
  • Any aliquot tube is received
  • Specimen is clotted or hemolyzed
  • Specimen is received in any tube other than sodium heparin
  • 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.
    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