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Karyotype, amniotic fluid

Fee code: 70020

Method description

Cell culture, isolation and analysis of chromosomes

Delivery time

23 days

Note to delivery time


Samples collected in sterile medium. Samples should not be refrigerated. Cytogenetics laboratory must receive the samples within 24 hours after collection. Be sure to call ahead for scheduling. Attach any relevant clinical data and the reason for the study.

Specimen type

Amniotic fluid

Specimen volume

15 - 20 mL

Specimen minimum volume

10 mL

Collection instructions

Puncture under sterile conditions

Preanalytic treatment


Transport conditions

At room temperature

Rejection criteria

Contaminated specimen


Interpretive report of the results

Reference values

Values Units   Age  

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