Test Code: MCC Preferred Name Maternal Cell Contamination Studies
|Image||Specimen Type||Specimen Volume||Tube Type|
||Blood||2 x 3mL||2x EDTA 3 mL whole blood (Lavender top)
Sterile collection is necessary.
Maternal cell contamination studies are performed in conjunction with prenatal molecular testing. This is to ensure that the molecular test result reflects fetal DNA and not maternal DNA.