Test Catalog

Test ID: CULTU    
Culture for Genetic Testing, Tumor Tissue

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The tissue is dissociated using enzymes and/or mechanical means and transferred to culture coverslips and/or culture flasks. The cultures are incubated at 37 degrees C with 5% carbon dioxide, 5% oxygen, and 90% nitrogen for 1 to 10+ days depending on cell growth.(Jenkins RB, Kimmel DW, Moertel CA, et al: A cytogenetic study of 53 human gliomas. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 1989;Jun;39[2]:253-279)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

41 to 42 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

Not retained

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test