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Amniotic Fluid, Cytogenetics Study

Sterile plastic (polystyrene), screw cap centrifuge tubes (15 mL falcon preferred). Call the Cytogenetics Laboratory (984)974-1790 for collection kit if needed.

Test ID   LAB5505
CPT Code(s)   88235, 88267, 88280, 88291
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Cytogenetics
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine:
18-25cc of amniotic fluid; label tubes to indicate 1st through 3rd tube drawn; collect using Terumo Syringe; keep at room temperature; see Comments for additional specimen information
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/7 days
Turnaround Time         Routine: <14days 
Please place a "Cytogenetics, Prenatal" order--LAB5501. Deliver sample to the Cytogenetics Laboratory within 24 hours. 
Always call the Cytogenetics Laboratory to inform of sample being sent (984)974-1790. If the laboratory is closed leave a message that includes your name and phone/pager#, the patient's name and the sample type.
Use sterile technique and close all containers tightly.  Label all containers with patient name, hospital #, date collected, and physician's name. 

Reviewed by jcayless on December 04, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514