All samples received must be labelled with 2 unique identifiers identical to the accompanying request form. Samples that do not meet this minimum requirement will NOT be processed.
Chorionic villi samples should be placed immediately into a sterile container containing either RPMI 1640 or MEM culture medium. Transport media can be provided (with collection tubes) by IGENZ if required.
A minimum of 20 mg of chorionic villus should be collected.
Samples should be transported at ambient temperature and received by IGENZ the same day as collection.
|G-banded metaphase analysis||15 days|
|FISH (Routine)||3 days|
|FISH (Urgent)||24 hours|
Transport media should be stored at 4degC for up to 3 weeks (or six months if frozen) before being discarded.