CREDENTIALS AND ACCREDITATIONS
Maze Cord Blood partners with Community Blood Services (CBS) for processing. CBS is an FDA registered, AABB accredited lab that is a member of National Cord Blood Inventory (NCBI) and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).
Maze Cord Blood bank is an FDA approved and regulated facility.
In compliance to FDA quality standards for laboratory testing to ensure the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of patient test results.
Maze Cord Blood is proudly licensed by the State of New York Department of Health to collect cord blood.
Please note: Maze Cord Blood Labs’ services for New York State residents are limited to collection of umbilical cord tissue and long-term storage of umbilical cord tissue. Maze Cord Blood Laboratories’ possession of a New York State license for such collection and long-term storage does not indicate approval to distribute or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of umbilical cord tissue-derived cells.
As you know, the Zika virus has been implicated as a cause of severe birth defects (microcephaly – small brain and head size) in more than 25 countries, predominantly in South and Central America. The virus is primarily transmitted by a bite from an infected mosquito, and often there are no visible symptoms of an infection.
While there are no widespread rapid tests for Zika, efforts are currently underway to develop them, and are expected to be available soon. There are standard non-rapid tests for the Zika virus that could be used if needed to test cord blood or cord tissue that is already cryopreserved, so there should be no interruptions for cord blood banking.
Microcephaly can be detected by ultrasound during pregnancy. At this time, it is recommended that cord blood not be stored from babies born with microcephaly. If you would like additional information, please visit the following two links about the Zika virus and pregnancy:
We will continue to update you as we learn of any further information or directive from the US federal government or professional organizations.
Maze Cord Blood is licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Health to collect cord blood.
Maze Cord Blood is licensed by the California Department of Public Health to collect cord blood.
Maze Cord Blood is licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to collect cord blood.