All samples must be labelled with 2 unique identifiers identical to the request form. Samples that do not meet this minimum requirement will NOT be processed.
Amniotic fluid samples should be collected into sterile, screw-capped tubes.
Tubes can be provided by IGENZ if required.
|FISH||5 mL (minimum)|
|FISH and Cytogenetics||15 mL or more in total|
Samples should be transported at AMBIENT temperature.
|G-banded metaphase analysis||15 days|
|FISH (Routine)||3 days|
|FISH (Urgent)||24 hours|
Blood stained amniotic fluid specimens will be accepted but the result may be compromised due to the high risk of maternal contamination.