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Cytogenetics - Products of Conception

Alternative Names:Chromosome Analysis – Products of Conception
Foetal Chromosome Analysis
Karyotype Analysis – Postnatal
Histology-Cytogenetics (POC)
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:SA Foetal Cyto
Specimen Types:Tissue
Container Types:
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Collection & Request Instructions:Deliver to laboratory within 60 minutes

Fresh tissue (placental chorionic villi, foetal skin, cartilage, cord or muscle) is required for this assay.

Collect tissue in sterile manner and place in sterile tissue culture transport medium (eg RPMI) or sterile normal saline. Transport at room temperature.

Do not place tissue in formalin.

Do not freeze or refrigerate.

Deliver immediately to Alfred Central Specimen Processing.

Sample allocation for assay will occur in Anatomical Pathology.

The chromosome assay is based cell culture so viable cells are essential.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:Monash Pathology
Additional Notes:

Routine TAT for the assay is approximately 3 weeks.