||Chromosome breakage study performed by stimulating cells with phytohemagglutinin (PHA), and staining to identify the chromosome banding pattern. These studies involve culturing of living cells; therefore, turnaround times given represent average times and are subject to multiple variables. Hard copy reports are generated following completion of analysis. After specimen receipt, results are generally available in an average of four weeks.
This test must be ordered using a Cytogenetic Test Request Form (#43097) or through your ARUP interface. A processing fee will be charged if the client cancels this procedure after the test has been set up or if the specimen integrity is inadequate to allow culture growth. The fee will vary based on specimen type.