We accept fetal specimens for several reproductive and family health tests. For details, please see the FAQ What specimen types are accepted for reproductive and family testing?
For Invitae panel tests:
- We can accept fetal specimens from a deceased fetus only (not from an ongoing pregnancy). The specimen must be in the form of blood or extracted DNA.
- We do not perform maternal cell contamination studies at Invitae. A negative MCC report must accompany the sample.
- Billing is patient-pay or institutional billing only; we cannot bill insurance for tests run on post-mortem fetal specimens at this time.
- Please include the name of the mother on the test requisition (in addition to information on the type of sample being sent), as the name of the patient will be assigned as "[mother's name] (deceased fetus of)" or "[mother's name] (POC of)."
- In the Specimen Information section of the test requisition form, please write in that this is a post-mortem fetal sample and, in cases of extracted DNA, the source of the sample.