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Laboratory: Genomics  (CYTOGENETICS)
Test Name:
Test Code: GENO
Clinical Information:
Description:  Microarray testing is used to detect small gains or losses of chromosome material which are not detectable by conventional cytogenetic techniques. 
Test Approval Requirements: Prenatal microarray testing can only be ordered by a Genetics Professional.

Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
1 - Sterile 15 mL Corning Polypropylene Conical Tubes
Specimen Required:
Amniotic Fluid: 30.0 mL

Specimen Stability:
Ambient: Preferred

Samples will be sent to GeneDx for testing. The GeneDx requisition must be completed and accompany the R250-10-73 and sample to ensure prompt processing and shipment.
Reference Values:
An interpretive report from the referral laboratory will be forwarded to the physician.
Weekdays and Saturdays (M-Th, Sat: 0800h - 1600h; Fridays 0800h - 1715h). Closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays. Sample will be processed the next working day.
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More Information:
Once specimen is collected, the amniotic fluid should be kept at room temperature and transported promptly.  For further information, please call 787-2489.
St. Boniface Hospital (SBH) patient samples are registered with test code GENO and are sent through the Biochemistry Lab.