Test Background The Kennedy Galton Regional Molecular Genetics Laboratory provides services for a number of genetic disorders and will also accept blood samples from local patients for DNA extraction and forwarding to other specialist labs within the national network.
Clinical Indications For diagnosis of genetic disorders Carrier testing
Reference Range See report
Sample Required EDTA (lavender top)
Sample Volume 0.5-2.0 mL paediatrics 5-10 mL adults
Turnaround Time Up to 6 weeks
Notes Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.
Clinical Biochemistry will forward these specimens to the Kennedy Galton Regional Molecular Genetics Laboratory. Specimens will only be forwarded if they are accompanied with the request form Download the request form here
Reports are returned directly from the referral centre to the requesting clinician.