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.
For diagnosis of genetic disorders Carrier testing
EDTA (lavender top)
0.5-2.0 mL paediatrics 5-10 mL adults
Up to 6 weeks
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