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.
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, 2020).
15 ~ 42 days
Monday – Saturday (office hours)
Indicate clearly the clinical indications on the cytogenetics request form or CPOE.