Maternal Cell Contamination, Fetal to ARUP


Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Maternal Cell Contamination Fetal Specimen
Synonyms:MCC
Methodology:PCR
CPT Codes: 81265 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Cultured amniocytes or fetal DNA.
Container:Special container available from laboratory
Collection Instructions:
  • Cultured amniocytes: Transfer cultured amniocytes to two T-25 flasks at 80% confluence. (Min: one T-25 flask at 80% confluence). Back-up cultures must be retained at  the client's institution until testing is complete.
  • DNA: Transport 50 microliters at 50 nanograms per microliter. (Min: 25 microliters at 50 nanograms per microliter.)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Cultured amniocytes must be stored at room temperature. Separate specimens must be stored at room temperature. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Ship cultured amniocytes at room temperature. Protect from temperature extremes. Ship DNA frozen.
Stability:
  • Cultured amniocytes: 48 hours at room temperature.
  • DNA: 2 weeks at room temperature; 1 month refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:51596


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.


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