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Chromosomal Analysis

Methodology: Cytogenetics

Clinical Significance:
Chromosomal analysis studies are available on the following specimen types: Bone marrow, peripheral blood, lymph node or other neoplastic tissues with suspect hematologic abnormalities.


Disease State:

CPT Code(s): 88237, 88264, 88280, 88291 (may include 88285 or additional units of 88280; 88239 used in lieu of 88237 for solid tumor). The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Turnaround Time: Blood, bone marrow aspirates and lymph nodes: 5-7 business days; Solid Tumor: 10-14 business days

Schedule: Monday-Saturday

Specimen Requirements:
• Bone Marrow Aspirate: In sodium heparin (Green Top vacutainer), 1-2 ml - OR - • Peripheral Blood: In sodium heparin (Green top vacutainer), 5 ml; patient should have WBC of 15,000 or higher, with 10% circulating immature myeloid or lymphoid blast cells - OR - • Solid Tumor Tissue/ Lymph Node: In sterile RPMI or tissue culture media • STORAGE TEMP: Room temperature • NOTE: EDTA is NOT acceptable for cytogenetics studies