Sending Samples

  • All samples must be received within 48 hours of sampling to avoid compromising culture success
  • Referral laboratories must ensure specimens are dispatched in a timely manner to ensure prompt delivery (many courier services will not deliver on Saturdays or public holidays unless specifically arranged)
  • When transported by a courier, specimens must be kept at ambient temperature
  • All external referring laboratories must provide faxed notification of dispatch of samples using the following form: Download Sample Dispatch Formpdficon small  
         This process enables us to immediately track the current location of any delayed deliveries.


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

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IANZ Test Number 704


(04) 918-5352

Please note that genetic test results are only released directly to the referring clinician and not to patients