Overview

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.

Category

Cost

State funding for Victorian patients.

Reporting time

4 days - 3 weeks

Contacts

Dr Belinda Chong

Phone (03) 9936 6550

Specimen Requirements

EDTA blood: 5ml

Prenatal:

Amniotic Fluid: 20 ml

Chorionic Villus: 20 mg

Notes

Blood Storage Requirements: Do not freeze. Store at 4°C or room temperature.