Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Cytogenetics- Amniotic Fluid

CMH Lab Section
Cytogenetics

Specimen Requirements
15 - 20 ml of specimen collected in at least 2 sterile centrifuge tubes. Gestational age should be at least 13 weeks, but preferably 15-20 weeks. Keep at room temperature. AVOID EXTREME TEMPERATURES

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
10 days

Special Instructions
For kits contact the Cytogenetics Lab at (816) 802-1220. Send specimen to laboratory immediately. Completed Cytogenetic requisition must accompany specimen

Methodology
Primarily In situ cell culture with GTG banding

Ranges
See Interpretative Report

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