Sendaway test to the Clinical Cytogenetics Service.
Authorisation: Pathologist authorisation required. Sample selection requires pathologist triage.
Resulting: Assay results are incorporated into a supplementary biopsy report issued by the pathologist.
Fresh tissue (placental chorionic villi, foetal skin, cartilage, cord or muscle) is required for this assay.
Collect tissue in sterile manner and place in sterile RPMI.
Do not place tissue in formalin.
Deliver immediately to NPV Central Specimen Processing.
Sample allocation for assay will occur via Pathologist.
The chromosome assay is based cell culture so viable cells are essential.
Sample handling required.
CSR to contact Anatomical Pathologist during working hours. After hours and weekends leave a note for the Anatomical Pathologist on the sendaway bench.
Contact numbers: Specimen Reception 9594 4538
Cytogenetics 9594 3471
Routine contract courier.