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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Fibroblast Culture (G&G North UAH)
Performing Site: University of Alberta Hospital
Performing Dept:Molecular Pathology
Availability:Set-up Monday through Friday (except for statutory holidays).
Preferred Tube/Container:See Specimen Requirements
Specimen Requirements:1. Preferrred - biopsy placed in a sterile culture medium (RPMI or 10% MEM) that is at AMBIENT temperature.
2. Alternative - biopsy can be placed in sterile saline. If the biospy has been placed in sterile saline, the biopsy needs to be delivered immediately to Molecular Pathology.
Specimen Processing:Do not refrigerate.
Do not freeze.
Maintain and ship at ambient temperature.
Specimen Handling: Biopsy must be received in Molecular Pathology by 1400H.
Additional Information:Culture medium is obtained through the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at 780-407-6648.
Upon receipt of sterile culture medium, keep refrigerated until use.
Allow medium to warm to ambient temperature for 30 minutes prior to use.
Requisition/Form:All requests MUST be submitted on a Molecular Pathology Requisition.
Please provide any pertinent clinical history on the requisition.
Last Updated On:Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM