Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory
Department of Pediatrics
Product of Conception (POC)
For transport media, use Ham's F-10, RPMI or MEM. As a backup,
Ringers lactate solution can be used in place of media. Do not put
specimen in alcohol or formalin. Do not freeze or flame or
Specimen obtained aseptically according to your protocol. DO NOT SEND
INTACT FETUS. Send only tissue specimen to the lab (chorionic villi -
first choice; skin, diaphragm, chorion). Multiple tissue sources are
acceptable. DO NOT PUT SPECIMEN IN ALCOHOL OR FORMALIN OR FREEZE.
Label tube with patient name and medical record number.
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection. After hours specimens should be taken to Specimen Control. For
questions after hours, call (319) 356-1616 and ask the operator to
page the cytogenetics on-call staff at pager #5525.
Specimens accepted in the lab Monday-Friday, 0800-1700.
Allow 3-6 weeks for final results.
Male: 46,XY Female: 46,XX
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