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Laboratory Information

Test Name

Karyotype tissue (oncological)


Oncological Chromosome Analysis
Cancer karyotype

External Price (excl. GST)


Price Comment

Includes culture processing charge.

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

FRESH tissue. NOT in formalin.

Biopsies should be obtained under sterile conditions and transported in sterile tissue culture media, which is available from this laboratory on request.

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


Cell culture, arrest in metaphase, microscopic analysis

Uncertainty of measurement

Refer to report

Electronic Information

Registration Code

Exam C_CAN_K (billing code KOT)

HL7 mapping code