Sample type and Volume required:
Bone marrow is the preferred sample for C-KIT analysis. In the absence of BM peripheral blood can be analysed but is prone to false negative results. Presence of heparin anticoagulant will inhibit PCR applications. Clotted samples are unsuitable for DNA analysis. Samples must be clearly labelled with the patient's first name, surname, D.O.B, hospital number and the date the sample was taken.
Storage and transport:
To be sent within 2 days and stored at room temperature. First class postage is adequate but samples must be shipped with packaging appropriate for UN 3373 samples following packing instruction 650. See link for further details: http://www.dft.gov.uk Samples should be addressed to: Central Specimen Reception, Ground Floor, Bessemer Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, United Kingdom. See laboratory page for printable request form.
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Time limit for extra tests:
Test specific - please enquire.