The sample will be picked up by a certified international courier service and transorted to our state-of-the-art facility immediately thereafter, covered by transport insurance, for processing. At this moment, we also carry out what is known as maternal serology testing – a legal requirement and necessary to comply with certain accreditation bodies such as AABB and FACT.
Blood is collected via the standard blood collection from the mother on the day of birth and delivered with the cord blood/tissue sample to the Cryo-Save laboratory. The blood sample is tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 and 2 (HIV-1 and -2), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV),Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Human T-Lymphotropic virus Type 1 (HTLV-1), Syphilis and CMV.
Performing this test means a higher level of human health protection is achieved. Prevention and possible transmission of disease from mother to child can be more easily detected thus reducing risk if disease(s) is/are present.