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Test ID: FBC    
Fibroblast Culture for Genetic Testing

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Producing fibroblast cultures that can be used for genetic analysis


Once confluent flasks are established, the fibroblast cultures are sent to other laboratories, either within Mayo Clinic or to external sites, based on the specific testing requested.


This test should be used when the specimen is chorionic villi or when cytogenetic testing is needed. For other specimen types and any other genetic testing, we recommend ordering FIBR / Fibroblast Culture, as these specimens are cryopreserved indefinitely once testing is complete.

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

Fibroblast or chorionic villus culture for cytogenetic or molecular genetic testing only. The additional test(s) desired must be indicated on the request form that accompanies the specimen.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Cell Culture

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Fibroblast Culture for Genetic Test

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Cell culture, fibroblasts
Culture for Genetic Testing, Chorionic Villus/CVS
Culture for Genetic Testing, Fibroblasts
Culture for Genetic Testing, Products of Conception/Stillbirth/Autopsy
Culture for Genetic Testing, Tissue
Fibroblast culture for genetic testing
Genetic Testing Culture, Chorionic Villus/CVS
Genetic Testing Culture, Fibroblasts
Genetic Testing Culture, Tissue
Genetic Testing, Culture, Products of Conception/Stillbirth/Autopsy
Saving Cells for Possible Genetic Testing