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Test Order - Whole Genome Sequencing on MiSeq Platform

Pre-Approval Required

Consultation with the Core Laboratory is required prior to submission of specimens. Please contact us via e-mail: or phone: (510) 412-3940

Supplemental Information or Form

The Whole Genome Sequencing Test Request Form should be completed and submitted with samples.

Performed on Specimens From

Human source

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure isolate

Minimum Volume Required


Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping

Store at ambient temperature


Ship cultures on nonselective nutrient or similar agar in tubes with leak-proof screw cap closures.

Sample/Specimen Labeling

Test subject to CLIA regulations requires the following identifiers: patient name, date of birth or age, and gender.

Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship at ambient temperature

Test Methodology

Whole Genome Sequencing and Data Analysis

Turnaround Time

4 weeks

Interferences & Limitations


Additional Information


MDL Points of Contact

MDL Core Laboratory (510) 412-3940, Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM Pacific time.
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