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Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Biology

Kanari 5-7, 185 37 Piraeus, Τel. +30 210 4182 681, Fax: +30 210 4182 691, www.genomedica .gr

 

 

 SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIMEN DISPATCH

Please dispatch fresh samples as soon as possible and at the latest within 24 hours. If a sample cannot be dispatched  on the same day, please store at 4oC overnight. DO NOT FREEZE.

 

Laboratory opening hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 to 18:00.
For specimens outside those hours, please contact the laboratory.

 

Test Volume of specimen Reporting time
Prenatal diagnosis from amniotic fluid (includes Superscreen TM) 20 ml of amniotic fluid in a clearly labelled sterile Universal 24 hours for PCR
14-16 days for karyotype and MLPA
Prenatal diagnosis fron clorionic villusbiopsy (includes Superscreen TM)
>8mg clorionic villi in a clearly labelled sterile Universal containing isotonic media, rovided by the laboratory. Please request transport bottles from the laboratory 24 hours for PCR
14-16 days for karyotype and MLPA
Peripheral blood for karyotyping 5-10 ml peripheral blood in heparin 7-10 days
Peripheral blood for molecular screen, thrombophilia screening and all other tests EXCEPT karyotype 3-5 ml peripheral blood in EDTA Varies depending on test
Bone marrow for karyotype or FISH 1-2 ml in heparin or sterile Universal containing isotonic media, provided by the laboratory 3 days (urgent specimes) 10, days
Bone marrow for RT-PCR 1-2 ml in EDTA 3 days (urgent specimes) 10, days
Products of conception for karyotype The entire product (if <12 weeks), chorionic villi or a muscle biopsy from thw thigh (if > 12 weeks) in a stenile container with sterile saline. DO NOT PUT IN FORMALIN 20-25 days
Affected tissue for microbiology Buccal smear, cervical smear, menstrual blood, peripheral blood or appropriate affcted tissue 5 days

 

 

 

SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIMEN DISPATCH

Please dispatch fresh samples as soon as possible and at the latest within 24 hours. If a sample cannot be dispat
 
   
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