Submit in a brown plastic vial or protect from light by wrapping in foil. If contaminated with RBCs, centrifuge at 2700 G, pour off specimen into new container, and send to lab immediately. Indicate gestation in weeks.
24 hours ambient, or 7 days refrigerated.
2 mL amniotic fluid.
1.5 mL amniotic fluid.
Specimen not protected from light; frozen specimen.