Cancer Chromosome Analysis

Test name:  Cancer Chromosome Analysis
Also known as: Cancer Cytogenetics, Karyotyping by G-banding


Indications:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant hematologic disorders
  • Solid tumor

Test Information: Chromosome analysis is performed using standard methodology to identify numerical and structural chromosomal aberrations with diagnostic and prognostic implications and to monitor response to therapy, disease progression, and treatment-related secondary malignancies.


Additional tests available on oncology samples (refer to additional pages for details):
     Oncology FISH
     Cancer Microarray
    
Molecular Pathology at Regional Pathology Services including RT-PCR for specific neoplasms


Specimen requirements*:  Test kits are available – please contact the laboratory
*HGL will attempt to run tests on smaller volume samples 

  • Bone Marrow: 2-3 ml bone marrow in a 3 ml sodium heparin tube
    Instructions: Bone marrow from 1st or 2ndaspirate using a sodium-heparinized syringe
  • Cancer Blood: 5 ml peripheral blood in a 5 ml sodium heparin tube
  • Lymph Node / Solid Tumor Tissue: ≥5 mm3 of lymph node or representative tumor tissue in tissue culture media
  • Other – Body Fluid: 1-50 ml in sterile container

CPT codes:

  • Bone Marrow: 88237(2), 88261, 88280(2), 88285(3), 88291
  • Cancer Blood: 88237(2), 88261, 88280(2), 88285(3), 88291
  • Lymph Node: 88239(2), 88261, 88280(2), 88285(3), 88291
  • Solid Tumor Tissue: 88239(2), 88261, 88280(2), 88285(3), 88291
  • Other – Body Fluid: 88230, 88261, 88280(2), 88285(3), 88291

Pricing: Contact the laboratory billing staff for current costs  


Shipping & Handling 

Required forms: Oncology Test Request Form 

Turn-around time: 

  • Bone Marrow: 2-5 days
  • Cancer Blood: 2-5 days
  • Lymph Node: 15-25 days
  • Solid Tumor Tissue: 20-26 days
  • Other – Body Fluid: 2-5 days

contact us
Phone:  402-559-5070 
1-800-656-3937 x95070
Fax:  402-559-7248
humangenetics@unmc.edu

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