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Test Code CGCFS Skin Biopsy Culture for sendout, cytogenetics

Specimen Type



Media Cup provided by laboratory

Preferred Volume

3 mm

Offsite Collection Instructions

See onsite collection

UCMC Collection Instructions

Skin biopsy tissue stored in sterile tissue culture media in container provided by laboratory. Please call 2-6203 to request a collection container. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Call laboratory at 2-6203 for sample pick up. If drawn after hours, please store in the refrigerator and leave a message on the laboratory voicemail for pick up the next day.


Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Turnaround Time

No report

STAT Availability

Not Available

CPT Code

88233, 88240

Test Includes

Tissue culture
Cryopreservation of cell line and storage

Minimum Volume

2 mm

Fee Code

75201, 75212