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Molecular Genetics Laboratory

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DNA Extraction

  • LIS Mnemonic: MBDNAEXT

    Collect

    Collect whole blood in a purple top (EDTA) tube.

    Volume Required

    10 mls

    Minimum Required

    3 mls

    Transport

    Refrigerate sample until shipment. Send the sample at room temperature with overnight delivery for receipt Monday through Friday within 24 hours of collection.

    Stability

    Whole blood can be refrigerated until shipment.

    Unacceptable conditions

    Heparinized specimens, severely hemolyzed specimens, frozen, clotted or possibly commingled specimens, blood in non-sterile or leaky containers, mislabeled or inappropriately labeled specimens.

    Specimen Handling

    Do not heat, freeze or centrifuge blood before shipment. Refrigerate sample until shipment.

Days Performed

Monday - Friday 9:00AM – 4.00PM

Reported

1 week:No reportable results:sample can be picked up by clinican

CPT

81479

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