Molecular Genetics Specimen Requirements

Specimen Types

  • Cancer Predisposition (Hereditary) Panels: Blood
  • Inherited Bleeding Disorders: Blood, Cultured Cells (Amniocentesis or Chorionic Villi Sampling)

Specimen Requirements

  • Blood: EDTA; 3 ml minimum, 5ml preferred.
  • Cultured cells: two Confluent T25 Flasks in medium.


  • Blood specimens: ship at ambient temperature if delivered on the same day, ship refrigerated otherwise. Do not freeze.
  • Cultured cells: Ship ambient by overnight courier to arrive at the lab within 24 hr. Send padded to arrive on M/Tu/W.