Early gestation (20 - 50mg) placental/fetal tissue and transfer into a sterile tube containing transport medium supplied by the Cytogenetics Laboratory. Late gestation - Fetal gonads preferred. IUD - Placental tissue or fetal gonads preferred.
Pre-rinse all the specimens in sterile transport medium supplied by the Cytogenetics Laboratory or in sterile 0.9% saline solution.
In situ coverslip technique
Normal or Abnormal. If Abnormal, the karyotypic abnormality is described in accordance to the International System for Human Cytogenomic Nomenclature (ISCN, 2016).
15 ~ 42 days
Monday – Saturday (office hours)
Indicate clearly the clinical indications on the cytogenetics request form or CPOE.