Information on collection, storage, and volume
Preferred nonfixed tissue or products of conception (POC)/placental villus biopsy; formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue; (Samples received in fixative are subject to additional charge for histopathology processing and reporting); unstained tissue slides
>2 to 4 mm³ tissue; 10 unstained tissue slides
Sterile container containing sterile Ringer's lactate or Hanks' balanced salt solution or transport medium provided by the cytogenetics laboratory. (Do not use isotonic saline as a transport medium or urine containers for shipping.) Specialized kits are now available for POC microarray testing. To order, please contact your local LabCorp representative. PeopleSoft: 89063, Catalogue No. 39025G.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Quantity not sufficient for analysis; necrotic tissue submitted
Aseptically obtain a small piece of fetal tissue that does not appear necrotic. If specimen is a POC, placental villi or membranes may be the only fetal-derived tissue available, and an effort should be made to submit these tissues rather than maternal decidua.