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Submitting a Sample

Submitting a Sample

  • All samples should be shipped via overnight delivery at room temperature.
  • No weekend or holiday deliveries.
  • Label each specimen with the patient’s name, date of birth and date sample collected.
    • All samples should be shipped via overnight delivery at room temperature.
    • No weekend or holiday deliveries.
    • Label each specimen with the patient’s name, date of birth and date sample collected.
    • Send specimens with complete requisition and consent form, otherwise, specimen processing may be delayed.

    Specimen requirements: 3-10cc blood in an EDTA (purple top) tube (unless otherwise indicated). Specimen requirements for DNA samples vary by test. Please contact the laboratory for more information. 

    *Prenatal tests: 20cc amniotic fluid, 20mgs chorionic villi, or 2 T25 flasks of cultured cells (please label cells on side of flask, not top or bottom).

    Direct testing on Amniotic Fluid:  Often, we can isolate DNA directly from amniotic fluid for molecular testing.  For single mutation testing, we request 5cc of amniotic fluid, and for deletion/duplicaton analysis, we request 7cc of amniotic fluid.  Sometimes, we cannot get enough DNA and will need to request a back-up culture (2 T25 flasks).  5-7cc is not enough fluid to culture cells.  All of the fluid is used for DNA isolation.  Thus, we recommend that clients culture a back-up culture at their facility or elsewhere.  If you would like us to set up a back-up culture here, we request 20cc of amniotic fluid total.

    For all prenatal testing: please send 3-10cc of mother’s blood in an EDTA/purple top tube to rule out maternal cell contamination.

Documents
General Test Requisition Form
Exome Test Requisition Form
Ataxia Exome Panel Requisition Form
Hyperinsulinism Requisition Form
List of Tests, Costs, TAT and CPT codes
Research Consent Form

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