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Lab Test Dictionary

Fibroblast Culture, Set-Up

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

UCSD Biochemical Genetics

Epic ID

Only ordered by Pathology

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

4-6 Weeks

Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-4 mm Biopsy

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

Biopsy (Skin or other specimen with adequate connective tissue), usually a single 3 or 4 mm diameter piece of skin extending to the epidermal-dermal junction is sufficient, kept in sterile medium (RPMI) at room temp.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Test Volume Required

4 mm Biopsy

Minimum Test Volume

3 mm Biopsy

Processing Instructions

If received from OR after hours, place specimen in refrigerator in Histology Bucket.

CPT Codes