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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Karyotype periph bld (Haematological)


Haematological Chromosome analysis
Cancer karyotype

External Price (excl. GST)


Price Comment

Includes culture processing charge

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

4 ml Heparin (Dark green) Whole blood sterile. Do not centrifuge or freeze. 

Blood Samples are preferred for CLL and ?LPN patients with peripheral lymphocytosis. 

For other disorders, peripheral blood is suitable if there are >10% blasts in circulation. 

Sample Delivery to Lab

Ambient on day of collection. Refrigerate overnight or weekend then send ambient

Test Information



Laboratory Turnaround Time

Urgent 5 days, Non-urgent 18 days


Culture, arrest in metaphase, microscopic analysis

Uncertainty of measurement

Refer to report

Minimum Volume

1 ml Heparin Heparin (Dark green) whole blood sterile.

Electronic Information

Registration Code


HL7 mapping code