Karyotype (Tissue)

Test Information

Test Name

Karyotype (Tissue)

Preferred Specimen

Placenta; Umbilical cord; POC; Skin; Products of Conception

Testing Location


Turn Around Time

4 weeks

Collection Information

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.

Processing Information

Registration Code



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

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Transport

Ambient on day of collection. Refrigerate overnight or weekend then send ambient

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