Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for DNA/RNA Banking

Test Name: DNA/RNA Banking
Alternate Name(s): Banking
Laboratory: Molecular Diagnostics
Specimen Type: Whole blood-2 x 4 mL Lavender EDTA top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Blood samples must be maintained at room temperature.


Requisition: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As Required
Monday - Friday
0800 - 1600 h
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
 
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2016-03-21
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: The DNA/RNA will be extracted and stored in a manner suited to long-term storage (banking). Any referrals at a later date to this sample should be based on the name given above and the sample number to facilitate an efficient recovery of the sample from storage. This service is provided for clinical indications only. Please consult with the director before requesting the banking of samples.
Special Processing: DNA is routinely stored in Low TE and frozen at minus 80 degrees Celsius.

RNA is routinely stored in Rnase free water and frozen at minus 80 degrees Celsius.


Comments: For more information click on:
Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory.
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Whole blood for DNA must be received in the testing laboratory within 5 days of collection, shipped at room temperature by courier/overnight delivery.

Whole blood for RNA must be received in the testing laboratory within 48 hours of collection, shipped at room temperature by courier/overnight delivery.
System Codes: 
Cerner
 
 
Referred To:  

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