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Bilirubin OD 450 - Amniotic Fluid

Source Amniotic fluid
Mnemonic AMNOD
Specimen Requirements

3 mL amniotic fluid

Protect from light by using brown bottle for collection, or by wrapping entire container in foil.

Specimen Handling Centrifuge sample for 3 mins at 500 Xg.

Include centrifuge details, gestational age, phone/pager number to report results.
NOTIFY Analytical Toxicology at DSC (403-770-3620) when sending sample.
Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Within Calgary:
Deliver sample on ice to be received at DSC within 4 hours of collection.

Extra-regional:
Send frozen sample on ice ASAP.

Send specimens to DSC Analytical Toxicology who will forward them to Referrals
Additional Information Indicate gestational age (in weeks)
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency As requested
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval
Interpreted according to gestational age