Cytogenetics- Tissue-Products of Conception
CMH Lab Section
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
Turn Around Time
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.
Long term cell/monolayer cultures with GTG banding
See Interpretative Report