Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to hand-deliver a specimen to the laboratory?

No, the Cytogenetics Laboratory is located off-site at 2900 Huron Parkway in Traverwood 4. Patient specimens are transported from Specimen Processing to the laboratory by Metro Delivery five times each weekday, twice on Saturdays and once on Sundays. Priority deliveries can be arranged by calling the laboratory.



Specimen Requirements

Specimens submitted to the Cytogenetic Laboratory must be appropriately labeled and have a properly completed requisition including pertinent patient history, i.e. R/O Down Syndrome or suspected AML.

A separate sample must be submitted when requesting a Cancer Cytogenomic Array test.

See specific test directory for each individual test specimen requirements.

For additional information, refer to the Pathology Laboratories Handbook.