Chromosome Analysis, Amniotic Fluid
Sterile tissue culture flask provided by laboratory
25.0-40.0 mL (minimum 10.0 mL)
Cause for rejection:
Clotted, non-sterile, or frozen specimen; specimen found not to be amniotic fluid
Mon-Fri (0700-1600) Sat (0900-1300)
Amniocyte cell culture, harvest and chromosome analysis with G-banding
Discard the first 2.0 mL of fluid in order to minimize maternal cell contamination. DNA FISH analysis requires an additional 5.0 mL of amniotic fluid. Include pertinent medical findings on the requisition with suspected diagnosis and/or indication(s) for testing.
OC Power Word:
Interpretation is provided with report. Follow-up studies recommended as appropriate.
88235, 88269, 88280, 88285, 88291
Karyotype; Amniocyte Karyotype