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Private Banking

Frequently Asked Questions

What instructional tools are provided for the physician and delivery staff?
Complete instructions for collection are included in every cord blood collection kit; Utah Cord Bank also has staff available 24/7 to answer any of your healthcare professional’s questions. Most healthcare professionals are very familiar with cord blood collection.
Will the cord blood company actively contact the labor and delivery staff for you -- or are parents responsible for keeping them informed and coordinated?
Utah Cord Bank recommends that you inform your healthcare provider of your intentions to collect your child’s cord blood; they will generally note it in your file. It is your responsibility to bring the collection kit with you to the hospital.
What collection method do they use: gravity drip or blood draw?
Our cord blood collection bag is gravity drip. It takes on average about 7-9 minutes for the blood to drain out of the cord blood into the blood bag.
Is the collection blood bag sterile, both inside and out, so that it can be used in the operating room for a C-section?
Yes, the collection bag is sterile so it can be used for C-sections.
Do they provide the option of collecting additional stem cells from the placenta or tissue of the umbilical cord?
The cord blood collection kit includes a sterile collection cup if you choose to store the umbilical cord tissue. At this time we do not currently offer placenta storage, but are looking at adding this service in the near future.
Is the family cord blood bank a publicly-held or privately-held company?
Utah Cord Bank,LLC is a privately held company.
Is the company affiliated with a hospital or research institution?
We are not affiliated with any research institutions and we work with all hospitals.
Is the company involved in bio-technology research and development?
Utah Cord Bank works with several biotech companies, universities and pharmaceutical companies throughout the United States.
What other medical services does the company perform?
Utah Cord Bank does bank cord blood and umbilical cord tissue for private storage. As well as manufacture cutting-edge regenerative medicines.
How long has the company been banking cord blood?
Utah Cord Bank has been processing cord blood since 2004.
Who directs the day-to-day business of the company?
Many cord blood banks have famous doctors on their Board of Directors; but they are not involved with the day-to-day operations. Utah Cord Bank’s staff are all full-time employees, it’s Medical Director, Laboratory Direct and VP of Regulatory (who all have more than 15 years’ experience in cord blood banking) oversea the daily operations of the lab. All cord blood processing is conducted by highly qualified technical staff.
What is the lab inventory of cord blood collections, both public and private?
As of January 2015, there are over 10,000 samples stored privately. We are not a public cord blood bank.
How many cord blood collections has the bank released from their own lab for therapy?
As of January 2015, three cord blood samples have been released for therapy, with all 3 resulting in a successful transplant.
Is the cord blood laboratory accredited by an agency that has specific standards for cord blood banks and conducts inspections? (ex: AABB, FACT, ISO)
The laboratory is FDA Registered.
Some US states license cord blood banks (CA, MD, NJ, NY): Do they operate in those states?
Note that the California Biologics License is based on AABB accreditation, but lags behind the latest AABB updates. The laboratory is CA licensed. We are in the process of becoming NY, MD and NJ licensed.
Does the lab process cord blood around the clock, or only on selected shifts?
The will process 24/7. Most samples arrive Mon –Sat, but processing is available 24/7 for samples that arrive in the late evening, on Sunday or Holidays.
What tests does the lab perform on maternal blood?
The lab does not require maternal blood samples to be drawn for testing; we will use current prenatal blood test results from mom. There is a form in the kit, that mom takes to her physician and they will sign off that mom has been tested for HIV 1&2, RPR (Syphilis), HCV and HbsASg. All these tests are routinely performed on mom throughout her pregnancy.
What tests does the lab perform for infectious disease markers?
We use mom’s current blood testing results.
What tests does the lab perform for contamination?
The lab performs an aerobic and anaerobic bacterial and fungal culture to test for contamination.
Does the lab ever reject cord blood collections on the basis of the tests of maternal blood, infectious diseases, or contamination?
If mom is HIV positive, we do not store the cord blood. Depending on the type of bacteria, many samples can still be used. Just pre treated with antibiotics prior to use.
Does the lab maintain a "quarantine tank" for the storage of blood that might be able to transmit an infection?
Yes, we keep samples that test positive in a separate quarantine tank.
What tests does the lab perform to measure the stem cell count of the processed cord blood and the stem cell viability?
Cord bloods are analyzed for Total Nucleated Cell (TNC) count, CD34+ count (Hematopoietic stem cell count) and 7-AAD for viability.
Does the lab/bank inform parents, prior to storage, if the collection is too small for a transplant, and give them the option not to save it?
If the cord blood falls below standard volume and total nucleated cell count, Utah Cord Bank will contact the parents and allow them to make the decision on whether they would like to store their child’s cord blood or have it discarded
Does the lab/bank offer parents a refund if the cord blood collection has certain problems (contamination, low volume)?
These refunds are typically only offered if the bank performed the collection as part of their service. If a sample is not viable to store, all monies are refunded less $150.
Who directs the day-to-day business of the company?
Many cord blood banks have famous doctors on their Board of Directors; but they are not involved with the day-to-day operations. Utah Cord Bank’s staff are all full-time employees, it’s Medical Director, Laboratory Direct and VP of Regulatory (who all have more than 15 years’ experience in cord blood banking) oversea the daily operations of the lab. All cord blood processing is conducted by highly qualified technical staff.
What information will parents receive in the final report about their stored cord blood?
Parents will receive a certificate of storage with all the test results. We encourage parents to store the Certificate of Storage with their child’s important medical records.

Pricing

Option 1 - $964
  • Cord Blood Only
    Processing - $849
  • Annual Storage - $115
Option 2 - $1249
  • Cord Blood & Tissue
    Processing - $1049
  • Annual Storage - $200
Option 3 - $1334
  • Cord Blood Only
    Processing - $849
  • 5 Years of Storage - $485
Option 4 - $1899
  • Cord Blood & Tissue
    Processing - $1049
  • 5 Years of Storage - $850
Option 5 - $2599
  • Cord Blood Only
    Processing - $849
  • 20 Years of Storage - $1750
Option 6 - $4089
  • Cord Blood & Tissue
    Processing - $1049
  • 20 Years of Storage - $3040

Contact

Call Us
888-295-1093
Address
8765 South Sandy Parkway, Ste 110
Sandy, UT 84070
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