Chromosome analysis, cytogenetic analysis, karyotyping
Analysis of cultured cells using G-bandings
5 mm^3 solid tumor in sterile transport media
Ship with a cool pack (refrigerated).
Call before sending specimen on Friday
Ship Saturday for Monday delivery, and protect specimen from extreme temperature
Specimen exposed to extreme temperature; Insufficient number of cells; Specimen exposed to formalin or other fixative
Detection of an abnormal chromosome clone is generally evidence of a clonal neoplastic process; rarely it may be associated with an unrelated congenital non-neoplastic abnormality. Certain abnormal chromosomes may also be associated with a morphological classification, however a normal karyotype does not exclude a neoplastic process.