Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: MISC
Clinical Information:
Referred-in samples are NOT accepted.

Physician must complete the following form:
and send with refrigerated specimen to HSC Central Services (MS5) by 1300 Wednesday for shipping to Mayo.  Gestational age at amniocentesis is required.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Amniotic Fluid: 1.0 mL

Minimum volume 0.3 mL
Must be received at HSC, Central Services (MS5) by Wednesday at 1300.
A specimen from the 14 to 18 week gestational period of pregnancy is preferred.  Amniotic fluid from the 14 to 21 week gestational period is acceptable.
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be sent.
Within 1 Week
TAT approx. 1 week from time shipped to Mayo (Thursdays)
See Also:
More Information:
Specimen must be shipped frozen to Mayo Medical Laboratories on Thursdays.
Do NOT centrifuge.