Other cultured cells requirements
Other cultured adherent cells* (not amnio/CVS), collection, and shipping instructions
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.
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 “Non-Adherent Cells” with bold marker on the flask and paperwork.
GeneDx, 207 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg MD 20877