CPT Code: 80301|
Specimen Type: Umbilical cord tissue
Tube Type/Collection Container: Kit provided by USDTL Laboratory for specimen and requisition
Collection Volume: 6 inches umbilical cord tissue
Cause for rejection: Umbilical cord rinsed with alcohol or fixed with formalin
Availability: Sent to Reference Laboratory
Special Instructions: Sample size is 6 inches of umbilical cord tissue that has been drained, exterior rinsed with saline (NO alcohol product), and patted dry.
Umbilical cord is NOT fixed in formalin.
TAT: 2-3 days
Additional Info: Umbilical cord is stored at room temperature for 7days, can be refrigerated (2-8 degrees C) for up to 3 weeks and frozen (<10 degrees C) up to 1 year.
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308