Carolinas HealthCare System
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FAQs for Cytogenetics

What is the turn around time for chromosome results?

Prenatal specimens: eight to 14 days
Blood specimens: seven to 21 days
Neoplastic bone marrow and blood specimens: six to nine days
Fibroblast cultures (e.g. skin biopsies and material from pregnancy losses): 14 to 28 days

Turnaround times may vary if additional procedures are needed.