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Cytogenetics - Solid Tumour

Alternative Names:Chromosome Analysis - Solid Tumour
Karyotype Analysis - Solid Tumour
Histology-Cytogenetics Solid Tumour
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:GENE TISS
Specimen Types:Tissue
Paraffin Section (unstained)
Container Types:
Formalin Pot
Fresh Tissue Pot
Collection & Request Instructions:Must be discussed Anatomical Pathologist-90763150

 

Conventional cytogentics analysis of solid tumours using cultured fresh tissue is no longer available through VCCS (26/6/13). Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing on paraffin embedded tissue sections has obviated the need for conventional cytogenetic analysis.

 

Specimens can be sent fresh or in formalin.

 

Specimen triage will be performed in Anatomical Pathology by an APS pathologist.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:St Vincent's Pathology
Additional Notes:

Routine TAT for this assay is approximately 2-4 weeks