Maternal Cell Contamination, Molecular Analysis to ARUP - LG6516

Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
CPT Code:81265
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat.
Special Instructions:This test to be used in conjunction with fetal specimen (amniotic fluid or cultured amniocytes) testing. A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required; the consent should not be sent to the laboratory. The link to the Genetic Testing Consent Form is provided as a convenience for the providers and genetic counselors. A maternal specimen and a prenatal specimen are required. Include a copy of Patient History for Fetal Molecular Testing with each sample. See Associated Links.

The performance characteristics of this test were validated by ARUP Laboratories, Inc. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test. However, FDA approval or clearance is currently not required for clinical use of this test. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. ARUP is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and by all states to perform high-complexity testing.

Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form, ARUP Patient History Form

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Maternal blood
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory)
Causes for Rejection:Plasma or serum. Samples collected in sodium heparin or lithium heparin tubes.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50608-Maternal sample


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Ruling out the presence of maternal cell contamination within a fetal specimen.

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