Whole-Genome SNP Microarray: Cytoscan HD Microarray

Test Information

The Affymetrix CytoScan HD platform allows for genome-wide detection of copy number gains and losses. In addition to detection of copy number variations (CNVs), this SNP array also allows for the analysis of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) which can be useful in identifying uniparental disomy (UPD) as well as autozygosity (identity by descent).

Turnaround Time

26 days

CPT Code(s)

81229

Cost

$1,950

Specimen Requirements

5 to 7 ml of peripheral blood collected in an EDTA (lavender top) tube is the preferred specimen type. The minimal blood needed for reliable DNA isolation is 3 ml.

Additional specimen types include: saliva, extracted DNA, and solid tissue. Please contact the lab for more details.

Transport Instructions

The specimen should be kept at room temperature and delivered via overnight shipping. If shipment is delayed by one or two days, the specimen should be refrigerated and shipped at room temperature. Do not freeze the specimen. Samples collected on Friday can be safely designated for Monday delivery.

Prenatal Testing Information

Please see separate test, Prenatal Microarray.

Have Questions Need Support?

Call our laboratory at 1-800-473-9411 or contact one of our Laboratory Genetic Counselors for assistance.
Robin Fletcher, MS, CGC
Kellie Walden, MS, CGC

Cytogenetic Testing, Microarray
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