Karyotype, GTG-banding -Tumour
Alternate test name
Gene name / Alternate gene name
- All chromosomes
Genome Diagnostics - Cytogenetics
Method and equipment
Direct preparation and culture; G-banding
Expected turn-around time
Minimum 2-3 mm3 fresh tissue
Storage and transportation
Refrigerate until time of shipment. Ship sample overnight at room temperature for receipt at SickKids Cytogenetics Laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
Place in sterile container with SickKids Cytogenetics transport media or other sterile culture media.
The Hospital for Sick Children
Division of Genome Diagnostics
555 University Avenue, Black Wing, Room 3416
Phone: 416-813-7200 ext. 2
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Off hours: Please send to Rapid Response Laboratory, 555 University Avenue, Room 3642
Email Molecular Lab: email@example.com
Email Cytogenetics: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background and clinical significance
Pediatric lymphomas and solid tumours often have recurrent chromosome changes that correlate with diagnosis and prognosis.
Pediatric lymphomas and solid tumours
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