Test directory: Chromosome Analysis, POC

Ordering Code87
Test NameChromosome Analysis, POC
AliasProduct of Conception
Karyotyping, POC
Preferred SpecimenPlacenta - Tissue that contains chorionic villi. The tissue where the umbilical cord joins the placenta
Skin - Punch biopsy from under the arm or inner thigh. Avoid muscle, tendons, or tough skin. It should be the size of a dime to a quarter
Internal Organs - Liver, Lung, Kidney, Thymus
Preferred ContainerSterile screw-top container.
Optimum Volume75 - 100 mg of tissue or 3-4 mm POC
Collection InstructionsObtain POC using a sterile technique. Cover the specimen with sterile gauze to prevent contamination from airborne bacteria. Place specimen in the refrigerator to keep the bacteria from overgrowing the specimen.
Handling InstructionsIf specimen is received beyond stability, then contact the reference lab for alternatives.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 3 Days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Specimens that have been fixed in formalin, formaldehyde, and alcohol.
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 21 Days
Reference Lab Esoterix Genetic Laboratories, LLC

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Chromosome Analysis, POCALLSee report.