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Targeted vs. Universal Umbilical Cord Tissue Collection



Targeted Collection
Collection of the umbilical cord ONLY if the mother meets the hospital’s conditions for determining a potentially exposed newborn. Click the buttons below to view collection instructions.



Universal Collection
Collection and short-term storage of the umbilical cord on ALL newborns. Umbilical cord is sent to the laboratory if the mother meets the hospital’s conditions for determining a potentially exposed newborn, or if the newborn shows signs or symptoms of withdrawal. If neither criteria is met, the umbilical cord is discarded. Click the buttons below to view.

Contact USDTL

1.800.235.2367