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Test ID: FIBR    
Fibroblast Culture, Tissue

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Obtaining cultured cells for specialized testing including enzymatic and molecular genetic

Additional Tests Lists tests that are always performed, at an additional charge, with the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CRYOBCryopreserve for Biochem StudiesNoYes

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This processing test is for culturing skin fibroblasts or other biopsy for biochemical or molecular genetic studies. No analysis or interpretation of results is performed.

                                                                

When this test is ordered, cryopreservation will always be performed at an additional charge. However, for multiple assays on a patient utilizing the ordered fibroblast culture, only 1 culture is required regardless of the number of assays ordered.

 

Once confluent flasks are established, the cultures are sent to other laboratories, either within Mayo Clinic or to external sites, based on the specific testing requested.

If viable cells are not obtained within 30 days, client will be notified.

 

Mycoplasma screening will be performed on all successfully grown fibroblast cultures. If Mycoplasma is detected, all pending fibroblast clinical testing will be cancelled and the samples will be discarded.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

FIBR: Cultivated from Biopsy as Monolayer

CRYOB: Fibroblast Subculture Followed by Cryopreservation and Storage

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Fibroblast Culture

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Fibroblast Culture