Culture of fibroblasts from skin biopsy

Also known as

Cell culture, tissue culture

Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test.

Additional information

Is there a specific test required when the fibroblasts are ready? If so please request the test or state test on form.

Sending address

Chemical Pathology Reception
Level 1, Camelia Botnar Building
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street

Laboratory service

Chemical Pathology

Sample requirements

Skin biopsy (in tissue culture medium) or cultured fibroblasts

Reference range

see report or contact laboratory

Turnaround time

60 days


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required

Chemical Pathology

The Chemical Pathology Laboratory provides an extensive range of services covering both routine biochemistry and specialised analysis and interpretation.

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