Sampling and genetic analysis

Genetic analysis requires two tubes of EDTA whole blood (2 x 3-7 ml).  However only one small tube is required (1 x 0,5 – 3 ml) if patient is newborn.  If EDTA whole blood is not available extracted genomic DNA is required (>50ng/µl, >100µl). 

Each sample tube should contain the following information:

  • name of the patient
  • personal identification number
  • sampling date

Please store EDTA whole blood samples in fridge prior shipping. Send samples as soon as possible after sampling at ambient temperature.

Shipping address
University of Eastern Finland
Laboratory of Internal Medicine
Yliopistonranta 1 C
70211 Kuopio
Finland

More information about sampling and shipping
e-mail: genediagnostics@uef.fi