Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for QF-PCR

Test Name: QF-PCR
Alternate Name(s): Rapid Aneuploidy Detection
Laboratory: Cytogenetics (VH)
Specimen Type: Amniotic Fluid
Fetal blood / Cord Blood
Fetal Tissue
Products of Conception
Collection Information:  15-20 mL Amniotic Fluid
10-20 mg CVS (plus maternal EDTA blood 3 mL for all CVS specimens)
2 x 0.5 mL fetal blood/Cord Blood
(EDTA & NaHep)
Skin/Tissue/Products of Conception in sterile HBSS
Requisition: CYTOGENETICS REQUISITION (must include patient's name, address, Ontario Health Insurance Number, PIN (if applicable), originating location, Dr's full name and address, and pertinent clinical information.
Test Schedule: Batched as required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
3 week days
Reference Range: See final report
Effective Date: 2016-03-22
Revised Date: 2017-11-07
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: See final report
Special Processing:  
Comments: The Cytogenetics Lab is staffed from 0700-1700 (Monday-Friday), Ext. 78974 (office),or 77022(lab) or 75714(Sr. Tech)

For additional information please refer to the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Method of Analysis: Quantitative fluorescence polymerase chain reaction
Multiplex PCR amplification of short tandem repeat markers (STRs) on chromosomes 13, 18, 21, X and Y
Critical Information Required: Requisition / E-order with appropriate clinical information
Storage & Shipment: If unable to transport immediately, store at 4oC and transport at room temperature (15-25oC) within 24 hours.
System Codes: 
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