Amniotic Fluid

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.

Specimen Collection
Amniotic fluid samples should be collected into sterile, screw-capped tubes.
Tubes can be provided by IGENZ if required.

Specimen Volume

FISH 5 mL (minimum)
Cytogenetics 15 mL
FISH and Cytogenetics 15 mL or more in total

Transportation Temperature
Samples should be transported at AMBIENT temperature.

Turnaround Times

G-banded metaphase analysis 15 days
FISH (Routine) 3 days
FISH (Urgent) 24 hours

Please note

Blood stained amniotic fluid specimens will be accepted but the result may be compromised due to the high risk of maternal contamination.



Level 2, Quay Park Centre
68 Beach Road

Phone 09 3073981
Fax 09 3073983