Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Paternity (for medical indications ONLY)

Test Name: Paternity (for medical indications ONLY)
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Molecular Diagnostics
Specimen Type: Whole blood-2 x 4 mL Lavender EDTA top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: ONLY for medical indications.

Approval by Laboratory Director is required.

Blood samples must be maintained at room temperature.

Maternal AND paternal samples are required.
Test Schedule: As Required
Monday - Friday
0800 - 1600 h
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
6 weeks
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2021-05-14
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: A series of four polymorphic VNTR's are analyzed in each of the individuals.
Special Processing:  
Comments: For more information click on:
Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
Method of Analysis: PCR
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Must be received in testing laboratory within 5 days of collection, shipped at room temperature by courier/overnight delivery.
System Codes: 
Referred To:  

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