Products of Conception (Miscarriage) for Cytogenetics, Chromosome, Karyotype

Synonyms

  • Miscarriage
  • Fetal Demise
  • POC
  • Surgical Pathology, Products of Conception

EPIC Order Number

3000015 – Clinic Pathology Request

4000079 – Hospital Pathology Request (complete letter in EPIC)

Collect

  • In saline or RPMI (can be obtained from Surgical Pathology prior to procedure)
  • Label specimen container with two patient identifiers (patient name, DOB, and/or MRN), collection date/time, and specimen site/source.
  • Specimen must be accompanied by a completed Surgical Pathology Request (or EPIC Electronic Order) including a request for cytogenetic testing, chromosome analysis, and/or karyotype. It must also include OB/GYN, family, and performing physicians in order to contact for possible triage.
  • Stillbirths - send samples of organs (We CANNOT TRIAGE SAMPLES >20 weeks or >350grams in the lab).
    • Organs that work best are: kidney, lung, gonad and/or skin. These may be placed in the same vial.
    • Placenta: MUST be placed in a separate vial due to the high possibility of contamination.
  • Miscarriages - send products of conception (<20 weeks or <350 grams)
    • Send a small sample of the products of conception.
    • Include villous material if identifiable.
    • There is no need to send the entire products of conception.
  • After Hours
    If products of conception are being delivered after 5:00 PM (e.g. from Emergency Room, etc.):
    • Send specimen in saline or RPMI to the Specimen Receiving area in the Reference Laboratory who will deliver to Surgical Pathology for refrigeration.
    • Specimen must be accompanied by a  completed Surgical Pathology Request (or EPIC Electronic Order) including a request for cytogenetic testing, chromosome analysis, and/or karyotype. It must also include OB/GYN, family, and performing physicians in order to contact for possible triage.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Performed

Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Reported/Turnaround Time

Results from Associates in Pathology are sent 1-2 working days of receipt.

Results from Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene are sent 14-21 days of receipt.

NOTE:  Results may be delayed or the sample rejected if pertinent and/or required information is conflicting or missing.

See Surgical Pathology Report from Associates in Pathology

See Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene results reported in EPIC by Aspirus Reference Laboratory 

88305 - Level IV