Amniotic Fluid and CVS Collection and Shipping Instructions
Please call 301-519-2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to discuss prenatal cases.
Specimen requirements for prenatal diagnosis and maternal cell contamination testing:
- amniotic fluid, 20 mL sterile
- amniocyte or CV cultures, 2 T25 flasks near confluence, sterile
- cleaned CVS tissue, 10 villi (minimum 8 villi) in sterile medium
- CVS cultures are discouraged due to the tendency to contain maternal cell contamination. If necessary send 2 T25 flasks, near confluence, under advisement.
Cultures must be topped off with sterile medium immediately before shipping.
All specimens will be tested for Maternal Cell Contamination. Send a maternal blood or buccal sample for comparison. Other relatives’ specimens may be required.
Ship overnight at ambient temperature, to arrive Tuesday-Friday. In hot weather a cool pack can be enclosed. Shipping costs are generally the responsibility of the sender.
Shipping costs are generally the responsibility of the sender. GeneDx does not accept responsibility for shipping costs associated with samples sent to us.
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