FISH Study: Prenatal Metaphase Microdeletion
UFHPL Test #: 30270
- Amniotic Fluid: Aseptically collect approximately 1 cc of per week of gestational age in two sterile 15 mL conical centrifuge tubes and sequentially label the tubes. The initial 1 - 2 cc should not be included for chromosome studies (but may be utilized for AFP testing).
- Chorionic Villi: Collect 10 - 30 mg of utilizing aspiration medium containing sodium heparin.* After assessment of the appropriate amount and quality of villi, transfer to a sterile centrifuge tube with transportation medium.
Do not freeze or fix samples in any manner contrary to the maintenance of cell viability. Maintain sample sterility; keep all specimens at room temperature; and deliver samples to the laboratory within 24 - 48 hours. Ship specimens at room temperature for overnight delivery.
Contact UF Health Pathology Laboratories prior to submission (approved by consultation).
- Frozen specimens
- Specimens greater than 48 hours old*
- Ambient: 24 - 48 hours*
- Frozen: Unacceptable
* Cell viability of specimens requiring cell culture may be compromised in specimens older than 48 hours upon receipt. Refrigeration at 2° - 8° C may assist when a delay is not preventable. Do not freeze or place specimens directly on ice.
This test is used to detect the presence of a specific fetal microdeletion for any of the microdeletion syndromes for which testing is available by our laboratory. Orders should include a relevant family history and or specific ultrasound findings.
Metaphase microdeletion fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) analysis for specific conditions; requires concurrent classic cytogenetic analysis; not for standalone use
10 - 14 days
By report; interpretive
Monday - Saturday