Placenta; Umbilical cord; POC; Skin; Products of Conception
Turn Around Time
Delivery and Handling
Collect specimens as aseptically as possible into a sterile urine pot. Add sufficient isotonic saline to kept specimen moist. Unfixed fresh specimens only - No Formalin.
Test should be ordered in the event of :
- History of unexplained foetal loss e.g 3 or more miscarriages.
- Abnormality on ultra sound.
- Dysmorphic findings following foetal death, stillbirth, perinatal death. Consider parental blood analysis.
External Referral Information
Waikato Hospital Laboratory
Send Away Transport
Ambient on day of collection. Refrigerate overnight or weekend then send ambient
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