Ciliary Motility Study (Electron Microscopy)
- 88348 - QTY (1)
- Akron Childrens
Akron Children's Hospital
|Volume||Type||Container||Collect Temperature||Transport Temperature||Special Instructions|
|No Minimum Volume||Other||Sterile container||Types: brushing or tissue/biopsy Source: nasal/tracheal Instructions: Place the specimen immediately in glutaraldehyde (which can be obtained from the surgical pathology lab). Transport the specimen immediately to the Surigcal Pathology lab.|
|Ambient||Buffered glutaraldehyde (2.5%–3%) or Trump’s fixative|
For individuals affected by primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a rare genetic condition with symptoms often mistaken for common respiratory infections, diagnosis can be challenging. But early identification of the disorder, which is characterized by defects in the form and/or function of the body’s cilia resulting in chronic disease and infertility in men, is critical to delay or prevent damage to the lungs. Accurate diagnosis can facilitate measures to keep the airways and lungs as healthy as possible.