Fetal or Placental Tissue for Genetic TestingIndications:
Testing for Genetic abnormalities
Fetal skin or placental tissue
1. Specimen Requisition
2. Specimen Bag with a biohazard label
3. Sterile saline or RPMI media
Villi or fetal skin must be collected sterilely and placed in sterile saline, RPMI media or a suitable sterile media with antibiotics. Send the specimen STAT to Cunningham Pathology, LLC (CPA). Call 205-591-7999 to arrange for a STAT courier pick-up.
Complete test requisition including last and first name of patient, patient's date of birth and social security number, body site and source of specimen collected. Label specimen container (using the labels provided on the requisition) with patient's first name and last name, and body site/source. The container must have at least two (2) unique identifiers. Examples of unique identifiers: patient name, DOB, unique bar code, etc. Include pertinent clinical information, i.e., previous malignancy, radiation therapy, drugs, etc. Place container in a specimen bag with a biohazard label. Place the requisition in the side pocket of the specimen bag.
Call 205-591-7999 for additional information.
924 Montclair Road, Suite 200, Birmingham, Alabama 35213 P: 888.553.8584 F: 205.591.5051