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Chromosome Analysis (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Karyotype
G-banded karyotype
Laboratory:Molecular
Test Code:VCG
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

1 x LH or Salivary Kit

  • Karyotype/Chromosomes/G-banded Karyotype = 1 x 6mL LH

  • Salivary Kit may be obtained from pathology.

Specimen Types:Blood
Saliva
Container Types:
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Salivary Kit
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:2 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Store at Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:Victorian Clinical Genetics Service
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature

This requst must be approved by the haematology registrar / pathologist prior to sending

Additional Notes:

Please see link below for external laboratory requirements

http://www.vcgs.org.au/pathology/sections/Cytogenetics/?docid=8bf38b05-46ca-4ebf-b3cf-992e00eff2b0