Non-Invasive Prenatal Test Cell Free DNA


Sunquest Code:VRFI  
Epic Code:LAB5977Epic Name:Non-Invasive Prenatal Test Cell Free DNA
Order Instructions:Follow instructions provided in the Invitae NIPS test kit.
Synonyms:Innatal Prenatal Screen; NIPT; Downs; Trisomy; Turner; Klinefelter; XXY, XYY, XXX; Invitea
Methodology:DNA analysis
Test Includes:See specimen requisition.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 8-10 days.
Special Instructions:This test is ordered and performed through Maternal Fetal Medicine Center, in conjunction with a genetic counseling consult so that the patient receives comprehensive pre and post test counseling. Physicians may refer a patient for this test by calling the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at 612-273-2223. Include the following information on the request form: indications for test, family history, gestational age, referring physician's name and signature and physician telephone number. Patients must sign the informed consent statement on the Invitea request form. The original request form should be sent to the reference laboratory, a copy should be scanned into the patient's medical record.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:20 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:7 mL
Container:Brown/Black Streck tube provided in Invitae kit available from Maternal Fetal Medicine
Collection Instructions:Use Invitea NIPS prenatal test kit available from Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Causes for Rejection:Samples greater than 5 days old. Frozen specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship overnight at room temperature. Must arrive at testing site within 5 days of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Invitae Genetics)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.


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