A preliminary step in obtaining cultured cells for genetic testing
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 tests 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 ID||Reporting Name||Available Separately||Always Performed|
|CRYOB||Cryopreserve for Biochem Studies||No||Yes|
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. Mycoplasma screening will be performed on all successfully grown fibroblast cultures. If Mycoplasma is detected, all pending fibroblast clinical testing will be cancelled and the samples will be discarded.
FIBR: Cultivated from Biopsy as Monolayer
CRYOB: Fibroblast Subculture Followed by Cryopreservation and Storage
NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name