Lamellar Body Count, Amniotic Fluid
LBC, EPIC: LAB6636, SOFT: LAMBF
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: Amniotic fluid in a sterile collection container. (Min: 7.0 mL)
Transport refrigerated specimen to the Laboratory for processing immediately after collection.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Arrange for transportation to the Laboratory prior to collection. Do not centrifuge or freeze the specimen. Maintain refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: Amniotic fluid, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 7.0 mL)
- Samples visibly contaminated with blood, meconium, or mucus.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 72 hours
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 30 days
Royal Oak Hematology Laboratory.
Sunday - Saturday, 24 hours a day.
Results available within 24 hours.
Mature: Greater than or equal to 55,000/mcL.
Sysmex XE Series.
Amniotic fluid Lamellar Body Count (LBC) greater than or equal to 55,000/mcL is predictive of fetal lung maturity. The main value of fetal lung maturity testing is in predicting the absence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).
The number of Lamellar Bodies in amniotic fluid reflects the degree of development of the fetal lung and the relative risk for neonatal respiratory distress if the fetus were to be delivered.
EPIC: LAB6636, SOFT: LAMBF
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