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Test Code Coll Fibro Collagen Screen, Fibroblast

Clinical System Name

Collagen Screen, Fibroblast

Synonyms

None specified

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Skin

Container(s): Fibroblast Transport Media

Preferred Vol: See note

Minimum Vol: See note

 

Note: Obtain fibroblast transport medium from Lab (206-987-2102).

Skin biopsy:  Please submit a single biopsy (2-3 mm in diameter) in tissue culture medium.

Skin specimens are best obtained from the back upper arm. Cleanse the area with alcohol.DO NOT use iodine for cleansing as it will inhibit cell growth



 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin:N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Keep sample sterile and at room temperature or refrigerated; do not freeze. Refrigerate if sample transport is delayed.

 

Off-site collection: Obtain fibroblast transport medium from Lab (206-987-2102). Specify skin biopsy site. Keep sample sterile and at room temperature or refrigerated; do not freeze. Refrigerate if sample transport is delayed.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Collected daily

3 m

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

Collagen Diagnostic Laboratory

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220

Seattle, WA 98195

 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

 

Reference Range

None specified

 

 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82378

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collagen Screening from Fibroblasts:88299, 88240, 89050,88241, 84166 x4

 

Collagen Screening from Skin Biopsy : 88233, 88299, 88240, 89050, 88241, 84166 x4 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Instructions

Links to:

Consent Forms

Algorithms

Requisition

Req

Clinical Utility

Clinical Utility

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Collagen Screening

Reference Test Number:

None specified

Instructions:

Use a UW Genetics Clinical Lab request form. Send to: Peter Byers MD, Department of Pathology, Room D-518, University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195-7110. Phone: (206) 543-0459. Or send with the UW/HMC courier, M - Th at 0900 and 1600.

 

Critical Values

Critical values