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Cytogenetics - Products of Conception (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Chromosome Analysis – Products of Conception
Foetal Chromosome Analysis
Karyotype Analysis – Postnatal
Histology-Cytogenetics (POC)
Cord Karyotype
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:VCGS
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

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.

Specimen Types:Tissue
Container Types:
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Collection & Request Instructions:

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.

Transport Instructions:Store at 4C
Processing Instructions:

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.

Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:Victorian Clinical Genetics Service
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External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

 

 

 

 

 

Contact numbers:    Specimen Reception 9594 4538

                              Cytogenetics 9594 3471

Method:

Routine contract courier.