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The umbilical cord blood sample is brought to the laboratory through the pass box, where it is disinfected and cleaned in order to avoid sample contamination.
Umbilical cord blood processing laboratory with HVAC (special heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to provide sterile conditions in the laboratory).
Stem cell separation method with Sepax automatic separator, which can separate up to 100% of the cells.
Qualitative analysis of the stored sample to determine the viability of the cells and the amount of the hematopoietic stem cells (CD34+, CD45+ markers).
Stem cell tissue compatibility testing (HLA matching) at the IVF Riga clinic Genetic laboratory.
Cell bank, where the processed samples are stored in liquid nitrogen at -196C for long-term storage.