Karyotype (Tissue)


Test Information

Test Name

Karyotype (Tissue)

Preferred Specimen

Placenta; Umbilical cord; POC; Skin

Testing Location

Referral

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

KARY

Notes

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.

Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

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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