Test Overview
Test Methodology

Cell culture

Test Usage

This processing test is for culturing amniocytes for prenatal genetic testing

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

23-24 days

Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo CULAF
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect the amniotic fluid in an Amniotic Fluid container, discarding the first 2 mL of fluid. If the fluid is being used if being used in conjunction with other tests, a total of 25-30 mL will be needed. Send to Specimen Processing refrigerated

Contraindications
Optimal timing for specimen collection is during 14 to 18 weeks of gestation, but specimens collected at other weeks of gestation are also accepted.
Normal Volume
10 mL of amniotic fluid (Discard first 2 mls of fluid) if being used in conjunction with other tests, a total of 25-30 mL will be needed.
Minimum Volume
5 mL amniotic fluid
Additional Information

Test performed by Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Billing
CPT Code
88235, 88240
NY State Approved
No