Chromosome Analysis, Amniotic Fluid

Sunquest Code:AMNICGCoPath Code:AMNIO
Epic Code:LAB4206Epic Name:Amniotic Fluid
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):AMINCG  
Methodology:Insitu cell culture with chromosome analysis by G-banding.
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 8-10 days.
Special Instructions:Test request form requires:
  • Date and time of specimen collection
  • Specimen type
  • Patient information: date of birth, sex and medical record number
  • Ordering physician/genetic counselor and contact number
  • Reason for referral
  • Clinical status
  • Gestational age
  • Information regarding medication or transfusions
  • Previous or pending genetic testing results
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Genetic Testing Consent Form

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Amniotic Fluid
Optimal Volume:20-30 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:10 mL
Container:Sterile tube
Collection Instructions:Collect after 15 weeks gestation; maintain sterility during collection. Transport to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature. Specimens must be received in Cytogenetics Lab Mon-Fri by 5:30 pm; weekends and holidays by 4:30 pm. Specimens received after the above times will be processed the following day.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
For optimal testing results, the specimen must arrive within 24 hours.      
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytogenetics  (UMMC-East Bank)

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