Test Catalog

Test ID: MATCC    
Maternal Cell Contamination, Molecular Analysis, Varies

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

Ruling out the presence of maternal cell contamination within a fetal specimen


Required for all prenatal testing performed in Mayo Clinic Laboratories' Molecular and Biochemical Genetics laboratories

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

Required in conjunction with molecular and biochemical prenatal testing only.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CULFBFibroblast Culture for Genetic TestYesNo
CULAFAmniotic Fluid Culture/Genetic TestYesNo
_STR1Comp Analysis using STR (Bill only)NoNo
_STR2Add'l comp analysis w/STR (Bill Only)NoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

For prenatal specimens only: If amniotic fluid (nonconfluent cultured cells) is received, amniotic fluid culture/genetic test will be added and charged separately. If chorionic villus specimen (nonconfluent cultured cells) is received, fibroblast culture for genetic test will be added and charged separately.


If this test is ordered in conjunction with CMAP / Chromosomal Microarray, Prenatal, Amniotic Fluid/Chorionic Villus Sampling or CMAPC / Chromosomal Microarray, Autopsy, Products of Conception, or Stillbirth, and no other molecular testing is ordered, test will be changed to PPAP / Parental Sample Prep for Prenatal Microarray Testing, Blood.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) based comparison of Microsatellite Markers

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


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Maternal Cell Contamination, B

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

Prenatal test