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Cytogenetics-Oncology (Chromosomes/Microarray/FISH)

Alternate Names
Bone Marrow CG/FISH, CG and FISH, BMAT CG, Microarray, FISH, CG, Cytogenetics
Ordering Information

Oncology cytogenetics identifies acquired genetic changes that assist in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer, and in the assessment of remission, disease progression and relapse.

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Bone marrow:
Sodium heparin 2-5ml

Blood:
Lithium heparin
Blood can replace bone marrow where there is greater than 2.5x106 circulating blasts per ml
Less than 12 months of age: 1ml
Greater than 12 months: 1-5ml

Tumour biopsy:
Chromosomes - Fresh tissue
Microarray - Fresh or frozen tissue
FISH - Tumour imprint slides

Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Blood
Bone Marrow
Tissue
Container
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Lithium Heparin
Additional Collection Instructions

Bone marrow:
Sodium heparin 2-5ml

Blood:
Lithium heparin
Blood can replace bone marrow where there is greater than 2.5x106 circulating blasts per ml
Less than 12 months of age: 1ml
Greater than 12 months: 1-5ml

Tumour biopsy:
Chromosomes - Fresh tissue
Microarray - Fresh or frozen tissue
FISH - Tumour imprint slides

Minimum Adult Volume
1mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
1mL
Frequency
Infrequently