Sample type and Volume required:
DNA sample (50ng), peripheral blood (5ml) in lithium heparin bottle (2ml from babies), amniotic fluid in a dry sterile container (1 - 3ml), digested CVS (discuss with the laboratory)
1 - 3 working days (prenatal) 2 weeks (postnatal)
Storage and transport:
DNA and blood samples should arrive within 72 hours (preferably 24 hours). All prenatal samples must arrive in the laboratory on the day of sampling, preferably before 3pm. Please notify laboratory
Time limit for extra tests:
Do not spin down or freeze samples before sending.