#ExistCollect>Collect: Thaw media prior to tissue inoculation. Solid tumor biopsy in a sterile, screw-top container filled with tissue culture transport medium (ARUP Supply #32788). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. If cytogenetics tissue media is not available, collect in plain RPMI, Hanks solution, saline, or ringers.
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: DO NOT FREEZE. Do not place in formalin. Transport a 10 mm biopsy in a sterile, screw-top container filled with tissue culture transport medium. (Min: 5 mm) If specimen size is too large for a normal collection tube, a larger sterile container can be used such as a sterile urine cup and can be flooded with several tubes of cytogenetic tissue media.
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature.
#ExistRemarks>Remarks: This test must be ordered using Cytogenetic test request form #43097 or through your ARUP interface.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: Frozen specimens. Specimens preserved in formalin.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable