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DNA SENDAWAYS

Background

As a limited number of tests are offered in-house, prepared DNA can be sent to another laboratory for testing. Samples are regularly dispatched to other laboratories in New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world using an efficient courier service. Results are reported back to WRGL and forwarded to the requesting physician. Sendaway tests, that are not referred through Genetic Health Service NZ, will incur a cost which will be invoiced to the referring clinician. Please contact the laboratory for advice on testing and cost.
 

Testing at WRGL

Not applicable.

 

Cost, Sample Requirements & Turnaround Times

 

Test

Cost NZD*

Sample Requirements

Current TAT

Sendaway to a reference laboratory Cost  determined by the reference laboratory Adults: 4 ml in EDTA (purple top)
Children: 1-2 ml in EDTA (purple top)
For newborns and very young babies supply 1 ml EDTA (purple top)
 Up to 1 month for dispatch depending on batch sizes and other  pending sendaway requests plus turnaround time for the test at reference laboratory

 
*No direct charge for the central region DHBs covered by the Crown Funding Agreement

DNA Sendaways

ABOUT US

Wellington Regional Genetics Laboratory (WRGL) provides a comprehensive, integrated diagnostic cytogenetic and molecular genetic testing service

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CONTACT US

(04) 918-5352
wrgl@ccdhb.org.nz