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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

G-band Karyotyping - Oncology, Tumour

Clinical Significance

Pediatric lymphomas and solid tumours often have recurrent chromosome changes that correlate with diagnosis and prognosis.

Test Name

G-band Karyotyping - Oncology, Tumour

Alternate Name/ Synonym

Chromosome analysis

Gene Name

  • All chromosomes

Division

Cytogenetics

Method

Direct preparation and culture; G-banding

External Proficiency Testing

CAP
QMPLS

Turn Around Time

3 weeks

Disease/Condition

Pediatric lymphomas and solid tumours

Specimen Type

Tumor

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Minimum 2-3 mm3 fresh tissue

Storage/Transportation

Refrigerate until time of shipment. Ship sample overnight at room temperature for receipt at SickKids Cytogenetics Laboratory within 24 hours of collection.

Special Requirements

Place in sterile container with SickKids Cytogenetics transport media or other sterile culture media.

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212

Interpretation

Provided