Facebook Pixel Code
Section banner image
Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

FISH - Spectral Karyotyping - Fresh Tumour

Clinical Significance

Used to help characterize chromosome rearrangements

Test Name

FISH - Spectral Karyotyping - Fresh Tumour

Alternate Name/ Synonym

SKY

Gene Name

  • All chromosomes

Division

Cytogenetics

Method

Direct preparation and culture; FISH (Fluorescence in situ hybridization)

External Proficiency Testing

CAP
QMPLS

Turn Around Time

3 weeks

Disease/Condition

Chromosome rearrangements

Specimen Type

Fresh Tumour

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Minimum 2-3 mm3 fresh tissue (skin biopsy)

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