CHROMOSOME ANALYSIS, AMNIOTIC FLUID
20 mL (15 mL min.) Amniotic fluid in a sterile screw-capped container. Sample to be collected under strict aseptic precautions. Ship refrigerated immediately. DO NOT FREEZE. Specimen must reach Shivaji Nagar Bangalore center within 48 hours. Test is recommended between 15-20 weeks of gestation. Consent form for Prenatal Genetic Testing is mandatory.
Culture, Microscopy, Karyotype
Sample Daily by 1 pm
Report 11th Day Evening
It is recommended to discard the initial 2 - 3 mL of aspirate, since this first draw may contain some maternal cells trapped within the needle during insertion.