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Chromosome Analysis Solid Tumor

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Test Synonyms

Chromosome analysis, cytogenetic analysis, karyotyping


Analysis of cultured cells using G-bandings

Turnaround Time

14 days

Specimen Requirements

5 mm^3 solid tumor in sterile transport media

Specimen Stability
Stable for 48 hours at 4-25°C.
Storage & Handling

Ship with a cool pack (refrigerated).
Call before sending specimen on Friday
Ship Saturday for Monday delivery, and protect specimen from extreme temperature

Causes for Rejection

Specimen exposed to extreme temperature; Insufficient number of cells; Specimen exposed to formalin or other fixative

Reference Range

See report.


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.

  1. Dunn, B. (2005). The Cytogenetic Symposia. 2nd edition, 14-1:15-1.