Chromosome analysis is a crucial component of cancer diagnosis. It provides physicians with the necessary information on prognosis and management of the following neoplastic disorders:
This laboratory performs routine cytogenetic analysis on the following:
Fluorescence in-situ Hybridization (FISH) is an important diagnostic tool in cancer cytogenetics. The University of Texas Health Science Center is able to provide physicians with the latest diagnostic testing. With the use of FISH, we can provide information on:
Minimum Specimen Requirements
Bone Marrow and Peripheral blood
3.0 cc in Sodium Heparin (green-top) vacutainer.
Transport at Room Temperature or Store at 2-8 C overnight (if necessary).
Tissue / Solid Tumor
~5mm cubed tissue biopsy transported in a sealed, STERILE container with RPMI
media, Hanks balanced salt solution, or sterile saline. Transport at Room
Temperature or Store at 2-8 C overnight (if necessary).