By Disease

Sample Requirements

Blood: 3-4 ml EDTA anticoagulated blood, packed securely to avoid spillage, must be shipped to reach within 48 hours after collection on ice (4-80°C)
In case of BCR-ABL, PML-RARa and IRMA testing, 2-3 ml blood collected in PaxGene tubes (provided on request) must be packed securely to avoid spillage, must be shipped to reach within 48 hours after collection on ice at 4-80°C
FFPE tissue: 3-4 mm sections of FFPE tumor tissue shipped in ambient temperature
We accept 1 stained slide (H & E) and 10 unstained non-baked slides with 10-um thick sections of FFPE tumor tissue
Tumor section should contain at least 70% tumor content as verified by the pathologist. Pathology report should accompany specimen
Tissue in FFPE blocks/slides may not be available after testing. If available, the sample shall be sent back provided the courier charges are borne by the patient
Fresh frozen tissue: The tumor should be sectioned and a pathology report to be generated that includes an assessment of tumor content Frozen tissue should be shipped in dry ice. Please call us prior to shipping fresh frozen samples
For tumor panel test, FFPE/fresh frozen tissue should be accompanied by matched normal (blood) sample of the patient
DNA of the patient can also be sent directly. If DNA is tumor derived, please confirm if the tumor content was > = 70% and 10-ug high quality DNA A260/A280 value in the range 1.7 – 1.9
Please provide relevant clinical indications for accurate testing. In case of Genome sequencing, Exome sequencing, NGS Panels and testing for germline mutations (ex: BRCA) on blood, provision of the clinical details and family history are mandatory
For NIPS, 2 x 10 ml blood in Streck tubes should be collected from the pregnant woman and a cheek swab from the father of the pregnancy
[Note: Please request for an exclusive kit, that includes the Streck tubes, cheek swab, TRF, syringe and needle as well as sample collection instructions from a MedGenome representative]
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