LBC+PG, Amniotic Fluid

Test ID: 

705184

CPT code:

83664, 84081

Synonyms:

Fetal Lung Maturity (FLM)

Specimen Type:

Amniotic fluid

Requested Volume: 

4 mL

Minimum Volume: 

1 mL

Container Type: 

Sterile container, no additive

Collection:

Amniotic fluid is obtained by needle aspiration into the amniotic sac (amniocentesis). Do not centrifuge. Do not freeze. Do notvortex.

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate specimen upon collection. Do not freeze. Do not centrifuge.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

3 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

Unstable

Freeze/thaw cycles

Unstable

Rejection Criteria

Frozen samples; bloody (RBC value >0.02 x 106/μL) or contaminated samples; large, gelatinous object(s) that will not aspirate; vaginal pools containing mucus; centrifuged specimens; vortexed specimens; specimens containing meconium; room temperature specimen >72 hours from time of collection; refrigerated specimens >14 days from time of collection

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