Diagnostic Specimen Requirements

Diagnostic Specimen Requirements

The Diagnostic Lab accepts a variety of sample types for different tests. This page contains general information about collecting samples for biochemical and genetic testing. More test-specific details about sample requirements can be found on the individual test pages.  Please visit our Test Finder to locate a particular clinical test. 

Specimen Collection Instructions

Saliva Swab Collection Instructional Video

Saliva Swab Collection Picture Instructions

Dried Blood Spot Collection Video (via finger stick)

Create Dried Blood Spot Card from Tube of Blood

 

 

Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis...

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