We accept international specimens originating in countries not listed as an embargoed country by the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
International requirements for specimen transportation
- Because of international shipping regulations combined with our need to process a fresh tissue specimen within 48 hours of collection, we recommend only extracted DNA or paraffin embedded tissue be sent internationally.
- Most testing can be performed on 5 micrograms of extracted DNA transported at room temperature in a microcentrifuge tube, including our indication-specific gene panels, hereditary cancer panels, and both postnatal and cancer microarray.
- Some testing can be performed on paraffin embedded tissue, including FISH analysis and pregnancy loss or cancer microarray.