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BUCCAL SMEAR FOR BARR BODIES ( SEX CHROMATIN)

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BUCCAL SMEAR FOR BARR BODIES (SEX CHROMATIN)

Pre-test Information : No special preparation required

Report Delivery : Sample Daily by 6 pm; Report Next day

BUCCAL SMEAR FOR BARR BODIES (SEX CHROMATIN)

Test Code B-20
Test Description **BUCCAL SMEAR FOR BARR BODIES (SEX CHROMATIN)
Clinical Category GENETIC DISORDERS
Sample Rinse mouth with water. Prepare 4 slides of scrapings from the buccal mucosa, 2 from left and 2 from right cheek. Fix immediately in 95% ethanol for 30 min. Air dry and ship at room temperature. Provide clinical details on test request form
Method/Technology Aceto-orcein stain
Storage/Temp
Reporting Time Daily