*Microarray testing requires consultation with the Maritime Medical Genetic Service. The Maritime Medical Genetics Service can be reached by phone at 902-470-8754.
For fetal sample:
IWK Clinical Genomics Genetic Testing Prenatal Requisition
For maternal sample (required for all prenatal samples):
IWK Clinical Genomics Genetic Testing General Requisition
Molecular Testing section, check "Maternal Cell Contamination"
Amnotic Fluid: 30ml of fluid in sterile tubes
CVS: 25-30mg of CVS in sterile media
Please give Genomics Laboratory advanced notice if possible
Cordocentesis: 1-5 ml blood in EDTA (purple top) tube, 1-5 ml blood in sodium heparin (green top) tube for karyotyping
Maternal Samples: 3-5 ml peripheral blood in EDTA (purple top) tube
All specimens must be sent with a completed requisition. Specimen and requisition must both be labelled with the following matching identifiers:
Patient's full name (first and last)
Patient’s Health Card Number or Hospital Identification Number
Any specimens received without the appropriate requisition or identifiers may be rejected.
RAD: 5 Days
Other molecular testing: 7 days
Microarray: 14 days
Cytogenetic Testing: 14 days
For pregnancies that are no longer ongoing:
RAD: 14 days
Other molecular testing: 6 weeks
Microarray: 6 weeks
Cytogenetics (Follow-up to abnormal only): 4 weeks