Routine cytogenetics (karyotype) is used to identify structural and numerical chromosomal abnormalities, providing valuable diagnostic and prognostic information in a variety of tumor types.
Bone marrow aspirate: Minimum 2 ml in green top (sodium heparin) tube
Peripheral blood: Minimum 5 ml in green top (sodium heparin) tubeFresh tissue+: 1 cm3 tissue completely immersed in RPMI.
Bone marrow aspirate/peripheral blood: Store and transport at room temperature.
Fresh tissue: Store refrigerated but not frozen. Use a cold pack for transport, making sure the cold pack is not in direct contact with the specimen.
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