CULAF - Overview: Amniotic Fluid Culture for Genetic Testing

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CULAF    
Amniotic Fluid Culture for Genetic Testing

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Producing amniocyte cultures that can be used for genetic analysis


Once confluent flasks are established, the amniocyte cultures are sent to other laboratories, either within Mayo Clinic or to external sites, based on the specific testing requested.

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct genetic test or proper submission of the test request

Aminocyte culture for prenatal genetic testing. The additional test(s) desired must be indicated on the request form that accompanies the specimen.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Cell Culture

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Amniotic Fluid Culture/Genetic Test

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Amniotic Fluid Culture for Genetic Testing
Cell culture, Amniotic fluid
Culture for Genetic Testing, Amniotic Fluid
Genetic Testing Culture, Amniotic Fluid
Saving cells for possible genetic testing