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					                                                   InCyte Pathology
                                    13103 E Mansfield Ave         Spokane Valley, WA 99216
                                         P.O. Box 3405       Spokane, WA 99220-3405
                                             (509) 892-2700        1(888) 814-6277


                                  REQUEST FOR PLACENTAL EXAMINATION
                                        (Complete and attach to Histology Examination Request)




Mother’s Name:          ___________________________________                                           Date:                  /              /

Mother’s Physician: ________________________________ Infant’s Physician: ______________________________
OB History: G: ___ P: ___ A: _______ (spont/elect) Gestational age: _____ Infant’s weight: ___________
Apgar score: _____ Length of umbilical cord at delivery: _____ Rh: ___ (Rhogam yes/no)
Antibody screen_____ Maternal Serologies: Rubella: ____ RPR: ____ Hepatitis screen_____ GBS ____
Specific issues of concern: ______________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                          INDICATIONS FOR SUBMITTING PLACENTAS TO PATHOLOGY*

               MATERNAL                                        FETAL                                           PLACENTAL

Systemic disorders with clinical concerns    Admission or transfer to other than a          Physical abnormality (eg, infarctions.
  for mother or infant (eg., hypertensive    level 1 nursery                                 masses, abnormal coloration,
  disorders, anemias, etc.)                  Stillbirth or perinatal death                   meconium staining, etc.)
Premature delivery <34 weeks gestation       Compromised clinical condition                 Placental size <350 g or > 650 g
Peripartum fever and/ or infection           defined as any of the following: cord          Umbilical cord lesions (eg. thrombosis,
Unexplained third-trimester bleeding or      blood pH <7.0; Apgar score<6 at 5               torsion, true knot, single artery,
  excessive bleeding >500 cc                 minutes; ventilatory assistance >10            absence of Wharton’s jelly)
Clinical concern for infection during this   minutes; or severe anemia (hematocrit          Total umbilical cord length <32cm at
  Pregnancy (eg., TORCH, parvo)              < 35%)                                          term
Severe oligohydramnios                       Hydrops fetalis
Unexplained or recurrent pregnancy           Birthweight <10th percentile                                    OTHER
  Complication (eg., IUGR, prematurity,      Seizures                                       Abnormalities of placental shape
  recurrent abortions)                       Infection or sepsis                            Long cord (>100 cm)
Invasive procedures with suspected           Major congenital anomalies,                    Marginal or velamentous cord insertion
  Placental injury                           dysmorphic phenotype, or abnormal
Abruption                                    karyotype
                                             Discordant twin growth (>20% weight
                  OTHER                        difference)
Prolonged (>24 hours) rupture of             Multiple gestation
 Membranes
Premature delivery from >34 to 37                             OTHER
weeks                                        Birthweight >95 percentile
 Gestation                                   Asymmetric growth
History of substance abuse                   Vanishing twin beyond the first trimester
Cigarette smoking
Severe maternal trauma
Other_______________________________


PLUS: Any case with unusual or abnormal clinical circumstances or with an abnormal appearance of the placenta or
cord.
                                                                                                     * Based upon the College of American Pathologists
                                                                                                  “Practice guidelines for examination of the placenta.”
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