Screening test in the first trimester of pregnancy for fetal Trisomy 21/Down syndrome and Trisomy 18/Edward's Syndrome.
Collection between 10.0 and 13.9 weeks gestation
Maternal serum specimens must be drawn prior to amniocentesis to avoid contamination with fetal blood.
Gold serum separator (SST) tube
Ambient (preferred) - 7 days
Refrigerated - 14 days
Frozen - 14 days
Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x3
An interpretive report will be provided