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Laboratory: Genomics
Test Name:
Test Code: MD
Clinical Information:
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.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required: Amniotic Fluid:  8 - 10mL
Specimen must be kept at room temperature.
Reference Values:
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.
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More Information:
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).