What testing is performed?
• Maternal blood is tested for syphilis, hepatitis, HTLV, HIV and CMV. This testing regimen determines the infectious disease status and allows the cord blood to potentially be used for “family use”, not just “autologous (self) use.” In the event that any of the infectious disease screening tests are positive, confirmatory tests will be automatically performed. The cost for the initial screening tests are included in Cryo-Cell’s fee; the costs for confirmatory testing, if required, will be billed separately and will typically be less than $100.00. • Each cord blood sample is also tested to confirm the absence of microbiological contamination. Infectious disease testing is performed by an affiliated laboratory that is CLIA certified and FDA registered. The testing regimen outlined allows the sample to be considered for use on other family members, (i.e., siblings) in addition to the baby whose cord blood was collected. HLA typing is not routinely performed at the time of processing, but
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