Collect at least 6 inches of umbilical cord (approximately the length
of an adult hand). Drain and discard any blood. Rinse the exterior of
the cord segment with normal saline or sterile water. Pat the cord dry
and place in container for transport. Store at refrigerated
Unacceptable Specimens: Cords soaking in blood or other fluid.
Formalin fixed. Tissue that is obviously decomposed. Samples received
without cold pack.
Specimen Container: Plastic container (preservative-free)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reported (Analytical Time)
Specimen Requirements: 10 g Umbilical Cord Minimum Volume: 10 g Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Methodology: High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)