FETAL BLOOD ANTIGEN GENOTYPING - (Amf)
Test Code: MD
Maternal sample blood required to rule out maternal cell contamination in the fetal sample (2 EDTA 4mL tubes). Paternal sample strongly recommended. Testing restricted to FAU physicians.
Amniotic Fluid: 8 - 10mL
Specimen must be kept at room temperature.
An interpretive report from the reference laboratory will be forwarded to the physician.
Within 2 Weeks
Sample to be collected Monday to Thursday only. Amniotic fluid is forwarded to an out-of-province laboratory for testing, if approved. Notify the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at 204-787-1024 ext 2 when sample is collected. Turn around time is estimated to be 10 to 14 days.
Do NOT centrifuge. Specimen is forwarded to Health Sciences Centre - MS5 for analysis. Store and ship specimens at room temperature. Specimens sent for Molecular testing are not to be used for other tests (ie. CBC).