Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Cytogenetics- Tissue-Products of Conception

CMH Lab Section
Cytogenetics

Specimen Requirements
For early pregnancy (12 weeks or less), send entire sac in sterile culture medium. For later losses (>12 weeks), collect fetal membranes, chorionic villi, pericardium or dura mater. Place into sterile culture medium. Keep each specimen type separate in in

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
~21 days

Special Instructions
Keep at room temperature. Do not place in fixative and do not freeze. Tissues must be viable. Sterile culture medium may be obtained from the Cytogenetics Laboratory at (816) 802-1220. Transport to Laboratory immediately Completed Cytogenetics requisition must accompany specimens.

Methodology
Long term cell/monolayer cultures with GTG banding

Ranges
See Interpretative Report

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