New Search

Laboratory Test Directory

Tissue Culture Only, Cytogenetics Lab


Name Method Department Units
Tissue Culture Only, Cytogenetics Lab Cell Culture

Specimen Requirements

Tissue (Fresh)

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Tissue culture transport media

N/A 10 mm cube

Sterile container with saline

N/A 10 mm cube

Ringer's lactate solution in sterile container

N/A 10 mm cube

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Do not add fixative
  • Do not centrifuge
  • Do not formalin fix the sample
  • Keep at room temperature
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Delayed or improper handling
  • Fixed specimen
  • Formalin Fixed Tissue
  • Frozen specimen


Completed Genetic Test Requisition Form is required. Please call Cytogenetics lab at (614) 722-5321 if tissue transport media and/or skin biopsy kit is needed. Collected tissue sample should be placed in a sterile container containng tissue transport media or sterile saline, and tissue should be completely immersed in the media/saline. Do NOT expose to formalin or other fixatives, do NOT freeze. Transport the specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible at room temperature. If additional in-house or send-out testing on cultured fibroblasts is desired, please clearly indicate the desired testing on the lab order and call Cytogenetics lab and speak to a laboratory genetic counselor to coordinate additonal testing.

CPT Code

  • 88233
  • 88240