Test Catalog

Test ID: CMAPC    
Chromosomal Microarray, Autopsy, Products of Conception, or Stillbirth

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

Prenatal diagnosis of copy number changes (gains or losses) across the entire genome

 

Diagnosing chromosomal causes for fetal death

 

Determining recurrence risk of future pregnancy losses

 

Determining the size, precise breakpoints, gene content, and any unappreciated complexity of abnormalities detected by other methods such as conventional chromosome and FISH studies

 

Determining if apparently balanced abnormalities identified by previous conventional chromosome studies have cryptic imbalances, since a proportion of such rearrangements that appear balanced at the resolution of a chromosome study are actually unbalanced when analyzed by higher-resolution chromosomal microarray

 

Assessing regions of homozygosity related to uniparental disomy or identical by descent

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

Cultures from this specimen will be discarded 10 days after all cytogenetic test results have been reported. If further testing is desired, call the laboratory at 507-284-1668.

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

A maternal blood sample is requested when ordering this test, see PPAP / Parental Sample Prep for Prenatal Microarray Testing. The PPAP test must be ordered under a different order number than the prenatal specimen.

 

Maternal cell contamination (MCC) testing will be performed at no additional charge on the maternal blood and fetal tissue to rule out the presence of maternal cells in the product of conception sample.

Testing will not be rejected if maternal blood is not received; however, the possibility of maternal cell contamination cannot be excluded.

 

A paternal blood sample is desired but not required, see PPAP / Parental Sample Prep for Prenatal Microarray Testing.

 

If an insufficient sample is received or MCC is identified in the prenatal sample, microarray testing will be performed on cultured material.

 

If a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded specimen is submitted, the test will be cancelled and CMAMT / Chromosomal Microarray, Autopsy/Products of Conception/Stillbirth, Tissue will be added and performed as the appropriate test.

 

See Frequently Asked Questions: Cytogenetic Testing of Products of Conception by Chromosomal Microarray Analysis in Special Instructions.

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

Chromosomal Microarray (CMA) Using Affymetrix Cytoscan HD

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

Yes

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

Chromosomal Microarray, POC

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

Array CGH
Oligonucleotide Array
Oligo Array
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Array
Whole Genome Array
Fetal Demise
Miscarriage
Pregnancy Loss
aCGH (Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization)
CMAMT