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DNA Ploidy Analysis

Components

Name Method Department Units
DNA Ploidy Analysis Flow cytometry
Core Lab, Flow Cytometry

Specimen Requirements

Bone marrow

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

10 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Do not centrifuge
  • Keep at room temperature
  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection

Tissue (Fresh)

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Tissue culture transport media

N/A N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate
  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection

Tissue (Frozen)

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A N/A
Stability

Frozen - 60 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Protect from heat

Paraffin embedded tissue

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Paraffin block

N/A N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 60 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Keep at room temperature

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Delayed or improper handling
  • Not received at proper temperature

Comments

If transport of tissue to the laboratory will be delayed more than 72 hours, freeze tissue at minus 70 degrees C (no OCT) as soon as possible after collection. Call the Flow Cytometry Lab (614-722-5482) if submitting paraffin-embedded tissue.

Forms

Lab Form

CPT Code

  • 88182