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LAMELLAR BODY COUNT, AMNIOTIC FLUID

Mnemonic

AF LBC

Synonym

LBC - Lamellar Body - Lamellar Bodies - FLM - Fetal Lung Maturity

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Amniotic fluid, one sterile container, collected via trans-abdominal amniocentesis

Handling

Do not centrifuge or filter specimens. Keep the specimen refrigerated (2-8°C). Do not freeze specimen. Do not let specimens sit directly on cold packs.  Insulate specimen with bubble wrap or other appropriate packing material when shipped cold.

Preferred Volume

10.0 mL

Minimum Volume

3.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Frozen, centrifuged, filtered, visible blood or hemolysis, contaminated with meconium, vaginal pool or highly viscous specimens

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 7 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 28 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours once received at reference laboratory

Method

Automated Cell Counter - Impedance Method

Referral Lab

Mayo (LBC)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Immature: <15,000/mcL

Indeterminate: 15,000-50,000/mcL

Mature: >50,000/mcL

CPT Codes

83664

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:21 AM


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