Amniotic Fluid Culture for Genetic Testing
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The specimen is split into 8 to 10 separate culture dishes. The cells are grown on coverslips in culture media for 4 to 10 days. The cultures are trypsinized into 2 to 3 T25 tissue culture flasks or 1 to 2 T75 tissue culture flasks.(United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Amniotic Fluid Cell Culture: Training Manual. Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, 1980, pp 1-15)
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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.
Samples processed Monday through Sunday. Results reported Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., CST.