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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name



Molecular Karyotyping

Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

1. Paediatric or GHSNZ referral.

2. Patient/Parental consent form

Adult Specimen

4 ml EDTA (Purple) Whole blood. Do not centrifuge or freeze.

Paediatric Specimen

0 - 6 months 1-2 ml. > 6 months 2-4ml

Sample Delivery to Lab

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

Test Information


Sendaway - Cytogenetics

Additional Information

Minimum Volume

4 ml EDTA (Purple). Paediatric 0.5 ml EDTA (Purple). Do not centrifuge or freeze.

Electronic Information

Registration Code


HL7 mapping code