BUCCAL SMEAR FOR SEX CHROMATIN
Applies To: Study for Barr Bodies
Lab: Cytopathology Laboratory
Request Form: Cytopathology Requisition Form
Collection: See Storage Instructions
Storage Instructions: Slides should be fixed in 95% alcohol immediately.
Causes for Rejection: Incomplete and/or improper labeling, insufficient pertinent clinical history, specimen not fixed on slide immediately. See the Cytopathology specimens acceptance and rejection policy.
Availability: Specimens are accepted Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5 PM (except holidays) at Room 9.300 John Sealy Annex.
Turnaround Time: Routine: 1-3 working days; STAT: same day
Special Instructions: Slides should be put in cytopathology pap smear bottle. Pertinent clinical information must be included on request Form. Slides must be labeled in pencil (frosted end) with patient's full name and unit history number.
Specimen: Buccal smear for sex chromatin
Volume: 1 slide
Container: Cytopathology pap smear bottle
Reviewed 6/15/12 by Robert Stewart