Cord Tissue Storage

Abbrev Code:CORDTS   
Order Code:LAB8248Order Name:Cord Tissue Storage
Order Instructions:Order on every birth. Provider will be prompted to add this test if they order the LAB6902 (Drug Detection Panel, Umbilical Cord, Qualitative) or LAB8016 (Marijuana Metabolite, Umbilical Cord Tissue, Qualitative).
Synonyms:Cord Tissue Collection

Collection Instructions

Specimen:See Collection Instructions.
Optimal Volume:Over 8 inches in length of cord tissue.
Minimum\Peds Volume:8 inches in length of cord tissue is sufficient for both drug detection panel and marijuana metabolite testing. If also requested, ethyl glucuronide requires 2 additional inches. All three tests can be submitted on a single 8 inch cord sample.
Container:Plastic leakproof container sterile with red tamper resistant tape
Collection Instructions:
  1. Cut an 8 inch section of the umbilical cord.
  2. Drain and discard any blood by sliding the cord through your pinched finger and thumb.
  3. Rinse the exterior of the cord segment with normal saline or water.
  4. Pat the cord dry and transfer the specimen to the sterile, leakproof container, apply red tamper resistant tape over the lid.
Causes for Rejection:Cord soaking in blood or other fluid. Formalin-fixed. Tissue that is obviously decomposed.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 week refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab (Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)

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