|Values are valid only on day of printing.|
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.
Submit only 1 of the following specimens:
Specimen Type: Cultured fibroblasts
Container/Tube: T-75 or T-25 flask
Specimen Volume: 1 Full T-75 flask or 2 full T-25 flasks
Specimen Stability Information: Ambient/ Refrigerated
1. Include patient clinical history with request. This information will be used for any testing performed on the cultured cells.
2. Indicate the tests to be performed on the fibroblast culture cells.
Specimen Type: Skin biopsy
Container/Tube: Sterile container with any standard cell culture media (eg, minimal essential media, RPMI 1640). The solution should be supplemented with 1% penicillin and streptomycin. Tubes of culture media can be supplied upon request (Eagle's minimum essential medium with 1% penicillin and streptomycin [T115]).
Specimen Volume: 4-mm punch
Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated/Ambient
Specimen in formalin or fixative preservative