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DNA Extraction and Hold

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code DNAX
Performed by Medical Genomics - Molecular Diagnostics
In House Availability Run daily, Monday through Friday, day shift only
Method DNA Extraction
Collection Instructions Do not collect sample in heparin. Keep sample refrigerated for overnight or longer storage.

For UCSF Samples (from remote sites) Click here for sample collection instructions

For NON-UCSF Samples Click here for Requisition form & Account set-up instructions. Note we only do institutional billing.
Container type Lavender top preferred, Yellow top (ACD) or Blue top (citrate) acceptable
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type Whole blood
Preferred volume 2 mL blood
Min. Volume 1 mL blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Unabeled, QNS, clotted samples. Samples collected in heparin
Normal range
Additional information Samples will be held for 30 days. If no testing is ordered within that time frame, the sample will be discarded.

For questions, contact the molecular diagnostics laboratory at 514-8488.
CPT coding 81479
LDT or Mod FDA? N/A
Last Updated 1/22/2014 9:00:08 AM
Entry Number 1432

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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