The presence of maternally derived cells associated with prenatal sampling procedures such as chorionic villus (CVS) or amniotic fluid (AF) poses a risk for prenatal misdiagnosis. Maternal cell contamination studies (MCC) are performed in the prenatal testing arena to ensure the fetally derived sample is not compromised by maternal cells.
- Genetics and Genomics
- Laboratory Services
State funding for Victorian patients.
4 days - 3 weeks
EDTA blood: 5ml
Amniotic Fluid: 20 ml
Chorionic Villus: 20 mg
Blood Storage Requirements: Do not freeze. Store at 4°C or room temperature.