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Karyotype, fetal blood

Fee code: 70060

Method description

Cell culture, isolation and analysis of chromosomes

Delivery time

7 days

Note to delivery time


Samples should not be frozen. Cytogenetics laboratory must receive the samples within 24 hours after collection. Attach any relevant clinical data and the reason for the study.

Specimen type

Fetal blood (anticoagulant: sodium or lithium heparin)

Specimen volume

2 mL

Specimen minimum volume

1 mL

Collection instructions

Under sterile conditions

Preanalytic treatment


Transport conditions

At room temperature

Rejection criteria

Non-sterile sample container, Clotted sample


Interpretive report of the results

Reference values

Values Units   Age  

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