Sample Requirements

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Sample Requirements

Accepted sample types for each technique:

We develop all our genetic tests with the most advanced techniques, optimizing each point of the diagnostic process, including the pre-analysis and the amount of clinical material needed.

We are aware of the value of each clinical sample and pay maximum attention to its quality and processing.

Sample preparation and transport details:

Reflabcard©

≥ 1 RefLabCard® (5 complete spots)

Filter card samples can be sent via regular mail at room temperature

Edta blood

≥  5 mL
≥ 20 mL for Southern blot

Liquid blood samples can be sent via regular mail at room temperature, being stable for up to 4 days during transport

Heparin Blood

≥  5 mL
≥ 20 mL for Southern blot

Liquid blood samples can be sent via regular mail at room temperature, being stable for up to 4 days during transport

Ready to use dna

High quality DNA at ≥ 30ng/ul in ≥ 100uL Purified DNA samples can be sent via regular mail at room temperature

Buccal Swab

1 FLOQSwabs hDNAFree

Buccal swab samples can be sent via regular mail at room temperature

Saliva

1 Oragene OG-510 or OG-500 saliva collection set

Saliva samples can be sent via regular mail at room temperature

cfDNA (cell-free DNA)

10 mL of blood shipped in cfDNA BCT STRECK tubes

Samples must be shipped immediately after sampling at room temperature and at no stage should they be frozen

cfDNA (circula ng-tumor DNA)

10 mL of blood shipped in cfDNA BCT STRECK tubes

Samples must be shipped immediately aer sampling at room temperature and at no stage should they be frozen

Cord Blood

≥ 1 mL
≥ 2 mL for karyotype

Specimens need to be shipped immediately at RT with transport medium

Amniotic Fluid

≥ 10 mL into a sterile conical tube
≥ 20 mL for Southern blot or karyotype

Amniotic fluid samples should be shipped overnight at room temperature. Please, ensure samples do not freeze (temperatures should not fall below +4°C)

CVS (Chorionic villi)

A minimum of 10 cleaned villi

Specimens need to be shipped at RT with transport medium. Please, ensure samples do not freeze (temperatures should not fall below +4°C)

Bone Marrow Aspirate (nh4-heparin)

≥ 2 mL

Specimens need to be shipped immediately at RT with transport medium

Solid biopsy/tissue Sample

Volume ≥ 0,5 cm2 or 50 mg

Specimens need to be shipped at room temperature with transport medium. Please, ensure samples do not freeze (temperatures should not fall below +4°C)

FFPE (FORMALINE-FIXED PARAFIN EMBEDDED TISSUE)

1 Block
≥ 10 sections of 10um thickness and control slide with clearly marked area of enriched tumor

Notes: Pathology report must accompany the sample.

FFPE samples can be sent via regular mail at room temperature

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If you wish to send us another sort of sample or if you need further support, please contact our Customer Team at genetics@referencelaboratory.es or ask us at reflabgenetics.com/contact

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