Parental Sample Prep for Prenatal Microarray Testing
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The heparinized sample will be cultured following standard laboratory protocols and a fixed-cell pellet will be prepared. DNA will be extracted from the EDTA sample and used to perform maternal cell contamination testing on the maternal sample. The fixed cell pellet and DNA will be stored in the laboratory for possible confirmation testing if an abnormality is detected on the prenatal array sample.(Unpublished Mayo method)
PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Friday; 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, Sunday; 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Original specimen - 3 weeks
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test