Send 2 T25 flasks near confluence, sterile. Please state the tissue of origin.
Label with the patient name plus a second identifier such as date of birth, specimen ID or medical record number. Name and 2nd identifier on the specimen label must match what is on the test order.
Cultures must be topped off with sterile medium immediately before shipping. Always establish and keep backup cultures but do not send them unless requested to do so by GeneDx.
Ideal handling is to ship immediately at ambient temperature for overnight delivery with arrival Monday-Saturday. In hot weather a cool pack can be enclosed. Non-adherent cells such as lymphoid cell lines will be accepted but it is the sender’s responsibility to write “NonAdherent Cells” with bold marker on the flask and paperwork.
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