Test Catalog

Test ID: PADF    
Prenatal Aneuploidy Detection, FISH

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

This test includes a charge for application of the first probe set (2 FISH probes) and professional interpretation of results.

 

Additional charges will be incurred for all reflex probes performed. Analysis charges will be incurred based on the number of cells analyzed per probe set. If no cells are available for analysis, no analysis charges will be incurred.

 

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-High-Risk Pregnancy Based on Abnormal Fetal Malformations: Laboratory Testing Algorithm

-Prenatal Aneuploidy Screening and Diagnostic Testing Options

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Advisory Information

This test does not detect aneuploidy of chromosomes other than 13, 18, 21, X, or Y. This test does not detect other chromosomal or structural anomalies.

 

Low levels of mosaicism involving chromosomes 13, 18, 21, X, or Y may not be detected by this procedure.

Necessary Information

Provide a reason for referral and gestational age with each specimen, and verify the specimen source. The laboratory will not reject testing if this information is not provided, but appropriate testing and interpretation may be compromised or delayed.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Supplies: Refrigerate/Ambient Mailer, 5 lb (T329)

Specimen Type: Amniotic fluid

Container/Tube: Amniotic fluid container

Specimen Volume: 20-25 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Optimal timing for specimen collection is during 14 to 18 weeks of gestation, but specimens collected at other weeks of gestation are also accepted. Provide gestational age at the time of amniocentesis.

2. Discard the first 2 mL of amniotic fluid.

3. Place the tubes in a Refrigerate/Ambient Mailer, 5 lb (T329).

4. Fill remaining space with packing material.

Additional Information:

1. Unavoidably, about 1% to 2% of mailed-in specimens are not viable.

2. Bloody specimens are undesirable.

3. If the specimen does not grow in culture, you will be notified within 7 days of receipt.

4. Results will be reported and also telephoned or faxed, if requested.

 

Acceptable:

Supplies: CVS Media (RPMI) and Small Dish (T095)

Specimen Type: Chorionic villi

Container/Tube: 15-mL tube containing 15 mL of transport media

Specimen Volume: 20-30 mg

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect specimen by the transabdominal or transcervical method.

2. Transfer chorionic villi to a Petri dish containing transport medium (Such as CVS Media (RPMI) and Small Dish [T095]).

3. Using a stereomicroscope and sterile forceps, assess the quality and quantity of the villi and remove any blood clots and maternal decidua.

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

Forms

New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. The following documents are available in Special Instructions:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing-Spanish (T826)

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Amniotic Fluid: 2 mL; Chorionic Villi: 2 mg; If ordering in conjunction with other testing: If ordered with CHRAF: 12 mL; with CHRCV: 12 mg; with CMAP: 12 mL or 12 mg; with CHRAF/CHRCV and CMAP: 26 mL or 26 mg

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

No specimen should be rejected.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)
 Ambient