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How is Cord Lining Collected, Processed & Stored

Cord lining is the membrane-like surface layer that covers and protects your baby’s entire umbilical cord. Thus, in order to obtain cord lining, the very first step is to collect the umbilical cord. This will be done by your attending O&G during the cord blood collection. Once the doctor has cut a segment of the umbilical cord, the umbilical cord will be placed into a container provided in your Umbilical Cord Collection Kit. You can be rest assured that collection of cord blood and umbilical cord are safe and painless procedures for both mother and baby.

The umbilical cord collected is sent to StemLife’s laboratory for processing and cryopreservation. Prior to processing, the identity of the umbilical cord collected is verified by our laboratory technologist to ensure that the unit belongs to the right client. All subsequent steps are performed in a biohazard safety cabinet to further eliminate the risk of contamination

Collection, Processing and Storage of Cord Lining

Segment the cord lining

Cord Lining segmented into small pieces

The umbilical cord lining is further processed, cleaned with wash buffer solution and segmented into small pieces.

Multiple cryovials

segments are transferred into multiple cryovials

The segments are transferred into multiple cryovials with cryoprotectant solution added-in to safeguard the viability of the cells during cryopreservation.

Controlled rate freezing

controlled-rate freezer to preserve the viability of the stem cells

Once the cryoprotectant solution has been added, the cord lining sections are frozen gradually in the controlled-rate freezer to preserve the viability of the stem cells.

Preservation

Cryogenic Tank Preservation

Lastly, the cryovials are stored at -190°C in cryogenic storage tank for long term preservation.

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