Other tissue types containing nucleated cells can sometimes be used for testing. Some tissue types are not recommended and will only be accepted in extraordinary circumstances with prior approval.
Tissue biopsies (muscle or liver) are preferred. Please submit ~50mg, frozen within minutes after collection, stored at -80 degrees C and shipped on dry ice with overnight delivery.
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Tissues should be those with a high density of nuclei, such as liver, lymph node, lung or skin. The minimum specimen size is a cube 0.5 cm on each side. Flashfreeze and ship frozen on dry ice for overnight arrival on Monday-Saturday. Specimens must arrive frozen. Isolation of usable DNA is not guaranteed.
Please note we do not accept the following samples types (including, but not limited to):