Screening test for open neural tube defects, Down syndrome and trisomy 18.
Spin; pour off/aliquoting is not advised
Gold serum separator (SST) tube
Ambient (preferred) - 7 days
Refrigerated - 14 days
Frozen - 14 days
Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x 3
An interpretive report will be provided
There is no risk assessment after the first draw. A specimen for the Integrated 2 must be collected and the overall risks for Down syndrome, trisomy 18 and open spina bifida are provided after the testing of the second blood sample, using information from the part 1 and part 2.