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.
Cost for MCC studies is $200 non-MBS
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.