GENETIC TESTING SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS AT AYASS BIOSCIENCE, LLC
Kit Information: After an order is placed, you will receive a package from Ayass Bioscience, LLC that includes the following: a lancet, a microtainer tube, a packaging slip that contains instructions for sample collection, customer information and a consent form. International customers will also receive an ice pack to ship the samples back to us chilled. Simply the steps for sample collection and mail the kit back to us at no extra cost.
Sample type: Our next generation sequencing panels are performed using genomic DNA purified from human peripheral whole blood specimen that are collected in purple-top EDTA microtainer tubes. We also accept genomic DNA samples that are isolated in other laboratories.
If your genomic DNA is already available simply request a shipping label and mail the sample to us!
Any sample that is shipped to Ayass Bioscience, LLC has to meet the requirements listed below.
Sample types accepted:
Whole Blood Samples:
Blood is collected in One EDTA (lavender top) microtainer tube.
For optimal results, fill the blood to the mark showing on the tube. Read the blood collection method for more details.
Label the tube with your name, date of birth and collection date.
To obtain optimal results, the samples must be shipped the same day the blood specimen is collected. The pre-paid parcel is intended for overnight delivery at ambient temperature with arrival Monday-Friday during normal business hours. Alternatively, the blood can be refrigerated up to 3 days and shipped overnight at ambient temperature. Blood specimen that is shipped later will be tested and will only be processed if the genomic DNA quality and quantity permits. In hot weather a cool pack can be enclosed.
A blood sample will be rejected if:
It is frozen or partially frozen.
It is hemolyzed or clotted.
Blood sample is collected from a patient who has undergone a heterologous bone marrow transplant.
Unless requesting the ctDNA genetic testing, we highly discourage the submission of samples from patients who have active hematological malignancies. If such patients are interested in the other panels offered at Ayass Bioscience, LLC we recommend using genomic DNA sample extracted from a skin biopsy. Fort more information, see pre-extracted genomic DNA sample section below.
Pre-extracted genomic DNA Samples:
We accept genomic DNA extracted from the organ tissues such as skin, liver, muscle, or kidney tissue.
Samples will be processed for sequencing if they meet the following criteria:
The minimum amount of DNA accepted is 25 ug at a concentration of 50 ng/uL as measured by a fluorometric method. The full genomic DNA sample will be consumed.
As soon as a genomic DNA sample is received, its quality and the quantity will be assessed. If the sample does not meet the requirements documented in section b, you will be informed by phone. The sample will be either returned or discarded after receiving a request in writing at no cost.
Samples should aliquoted and mailed in a sterile, RNAse and DNAse free tubes.
The tubes containing genomic DNA should be labeled with the patient’s full name, date of birth and medical record number (if applicable) and sample collection date.
Once the order is submitted, a shipping label will be sent via email.
Sample should be shipped in a crush-resistant container overnight for next day delivery at ambient temperature with arrival Monday-Friday during normal business hours. For international shipping or if the weather is hot, a cool pack can be included. If the sample is frozen, it should be shipped overnight using cool packs.
Fill and include genomic DNA Sample Form in the package.
Print a completed copy of the genomic DNA Sample form as well as the test order ID generated when the order was submitted and ship it with the genomic DNA sample.