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
Solid tumors exhibit considerable variability in the number and degree of complexity of chromosomal abnormalities with multiple and often random numerical and structural chromosomal abnormalities.