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Test ID: FIBR    
Fibroblast Culture

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

8482

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

Yes

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

A preliminary step in obtaining material for the diagnosis of many lysosomal storage disorders and other genetic conditions

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

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

Additional Tests Lists test(s) that are always performed, at an additional charge, with the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CRYOBCryopreserve for Biochem StudiesNoYes

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, cryopreservation for biochemical studies will always be performed at an additional charge. However, for multiple assays on a patient utilizing the ordered fibroblast culture, only 1 culture is required regardless of the number of assays ordered. If viable cells are not obtained within 30 days, client will be notified.

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

FIBR: Cultivated from Biopsy as Monolayer

CRYOB: Fibroblast Subculture Followed by Cryopreservation and Storage

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

Fibroblast Culture

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

Fibroblast Culture