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Fetomaternal Bleed, Flow Cytometry, Blood

TEST CODE: FETOM

TESTING AREA: Referral (Mayo Code: FMB)

Days Tested: Monday - Sunday, varies
Analytic Time: 1-2 days

COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Preferred: 4.0 mL K2 EDTA (lavender)
Volume: Full tube
Min. Vol.: 1.0 mL blood

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Specimen must arrive within 120 hours (preferably 24-72 hours) of draw.
  2. Do not centrifuge or aliquot.
  3. Send specimen in original tube.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:
Specimen Type: EDTA Whole Blood
Stability:

  • Preferred:
    • Refrigerated (2° to 8°C) - 5 days
  • Acceptable:
    • Ambient (20° to 25°C) - 5 days

Volume: Full Tube

Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL

Transport (submission) Container: Original Tube

Reject Due To:

  • Hemolysis: Mild reject; Gross reject
  • Lipemia: Mild reject; Gross reject
  • Icterus: Mild reject; Gross reject
  • Other: Clotted sample

Specimen Retention Time: 7 days at Mayo

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