Clinical and Molecular Cytogenetics Laboratory

University of Texas Health Science Center | Department of Pathology, MSC-7750 | 7703 Floyd Curl Drive | San Antonio, TX 78229-3900


Test Name

Chromosome Analysis Solid Tumor

Test Overview

CPT Code(s)

88239, 88264, 88280, 88291



Culture / Microscopy / Karyotype


Specimen Requirements

Container: Sterile, leak-proof containers with transport media or sterile saline (i.e. Hanks Balanced Salt Solution). Do not place in formalin.

Optimal Quantity: 23 cm biopsy tissue

Minimum Quantity: 13 cm biopsy tissue

Storage: Room Temperature

Stability at Room Temperature: 8 hours, then refrigerate

Transportation: Avoid freezing or heating over 35OC


Turnaround Time

Final report in 10-14 days