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In the prenatal testing scenario, there are rare occasions when the mother's cells are present in the fetal sample sent for analysis. If this occurs, the test may yield a false result. Maternal blood is therefore submitted to determine if maternal cell contamination has occurred. If maternal cells are present in the fetal sample, a new fetal sample will be required.
Seattle Children’s provides healthcare for the special needs of children regardless
of race, sex, creed, ethnicity or disability. Financial assistance for medically
necessary services is based on family income and hospital resources and is provided
to children under age 21 whose primary residence is in Washington, Alaska, Montana
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research