Item Value
Test name Maternal Cell Contamination
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 10-14 days
In House Availability Run 1x per week as needed, Monday or Wednesday, day shift only
Performed by Medical Genomics - Molecular Diagnostics
Normal range Negative
Container type Lavender top preferred Blue top (Citrate) and Yellow top (ACD) acceptable
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Collection Instructions Do not collect sample in heparin. Keep sample refrigerated for overnight or longer storage.

For UCSF Samples (from remote sites) Click here for sample collection instructions

For NON-UCSF Samples Click here for Requisition form & Account set-up instructions. Note we only do institutional billing.
Sample type EDTA whole blood from mother of fetus. Should only be ordered in conjunction with prenatal genetic testing on either amniotic fluid or chorionic villi.

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667