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Chromosome Analysis, Amniotic Fluid

Cytogenetics Laboratory : Cytogenetics

Test ID/Workstation :
KAFZ KARYO
Specimen Type:
Amniotic fluid
Tube Type:
Sterile tissue culture flask provided by laboratory
Collection Volume:
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
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Mon-Fri (0700-1600) Sat (0900-1300)
Methodology:
Amniocyte cell culture, harvest and chromosome analysis with G-banding
Special Instructions:
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.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8483
TAT:
7-14 days
Additional Info:
Interpretation is provided with report. Follow-up studies recommended as appropriate.
CPT Code:
88235, 88269, 88280, 88285, 88291
Synonyms:
Karyotype; Amniocyte Karyotype