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Alias Names: Tissue Chromosome
Methodology: None provided by PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
Edit Date: 6/24/2008
Performed: Monday-Friday (STATs daily)
Released: 7-21 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 88233-90 x2 / 88262-90 / 88280-90 / 88291-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: 3-4 mm biopsy or 500-1000 mg of each tissue in special culture media, available from the Send-Out Department. Also acceptable: Sterile ringers or sterile saline. Place in media as soon as possible, within 30 minutes. Keep moist prior to putting in media.
Handling: Send to PeaceHealth Laboratories immediately. Indicate diagnosis, medications, and urgency of test. Note ICD-9 code for interpretaion.
Standard Volume: 4 mm biopsy or 1000 mg tissue.
Minimum Volume: 2 mm biopsy or 500 mg tissue.
Transport: Ambient.
Rejection Criteria: Dry specimen; use of formalin.
This test may require insurance company prior authorization before ordering.
Please check the prior authorization list
Failure to gain preauthorization may result in denial of coverage.

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