|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.