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Test ID: PPAPT    
Parental Sample Prep for Prenatal Microarray Testing

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

A whole blood EDTA and a whole blood sodium heparin specimen, as well as the reason for referral, are required.


Note: For paternal samples, please indicate the name listed on the prenatal sample that was submitted for prenatal microarray analysis.


Specimen Type: Whole blood
Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin) and lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL for each tube
Collection Instructions:
1. Invert several times to mix blood.
2. Send specimen in original tubes.

Forms: New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Please document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. An Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (Supply T576) is available in Special Instructions.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Note: No specimen should be rejected. If specimen not received at appropriate temperature or in wrong anticoagulant, include note to laboratory. If questions, contact laboratory.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)