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Test ID NBLD0504 Fibroblast Culture for Genetic Testing

Useful For

Producing fibroblast cultures that can be used for genetic analysis

 

Once confluent flasks are established, the fibroblast cultures are sent to other laboratories, either within Mayo Clinic or to external sites, based on the specific testing requested.

Specimen Type

Tissue


Specimen Required


Provide a reason for referral with each specimen. The laboratory will not reject testing if this information is not provided, but appropriate testing and interpretation may be compromised or delayed.

 

Advise Express Mail or equivalent if not on courier service.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Autopsy

Container/Tube: Sterile container with sterile Hank's balanced salt solution (T132), Ringer's solution, or normal saline

Specimen Volume: 4-mm diameter

Collection Instructions:

1. Wash biopsy site with an antiseptic soap.

2. Thoroughly rinse area with sterile water.

3. Do not use alcohol or iodine preparations.

4. Biopsy specimens are best taken by punch biopsy to include full thickness of dermis.

 

Specimen Type: Chorionic villi

Container/Tube: 15-mL tube containing 15 mL of transport media

Specimen Volume: 20-30 mg

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect specimen by the transabdominal or transcervical method.

2. Transfer the chorionic villi specimen to a Petri dish containing transport medium (T095).

3. Using a stereomicroscope and sterile forceps, assess the quality and quantity of the villi and remove any blood clots and maternal decidua.

 

Specimen Type: Products of conception or stillbirth

Container/Tube: Sterile container with sterile Hank's balanced salt solution (T132), Ringer's solution, or normal saline

Specimen Volume: 1 cm(3) of placenta (including 20 mg of chorionic villi) and a 1 cm(3) biopsy specimen of muscle/fascia from the thigh

Collection Instructions: If a fetus cannot be specifically identified, collect 50 mg villus material or tissue that appears to be of fetal origin.

Additional Information: Do not send entire fetus.

 

Specimen Type: Skin biopsy

Container/Tube: Sterile container with sterile Hank's balanced salt solution (T132), Ringer's solution, or normal saline

Specimen Volume: 4-mm diameter

Collection Instructions:

1. Wash biopsy site with an antiseptic soap.

2. Thoroughly rinse area with sterile water.

3. Do not use alcohol or iodine preparations.

4. A local anesthetic may be used.

5. Biopsy specimens are best taken by punch biopsy to include full thickness of dermis.


Reject Due To

Note: No specimen should be rejected. If specimen not received at appropriate temperature or in wrong anticoagulant, include note to laboratory. If questions, contact laboratory.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Tissue Refrigerated (preferred)
  Ambient 

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Samples processed Monday through Sunday. Results reported Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST.

Analytic Time

41 days

Method Name

Cell Culture

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

88233

88240

Reporting Name

Fibroblast Culture for Genetic Test

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
19038 Result Summary
19039 Interpretation
19040 Result
19041 Reason for Referral
19042 Specimen
19043 Source
19044 Method
19045 Additional Information
19046 Released By