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Test Order - Whole Genome Sequencing on MiSeq Platform

Pre-Approval Required

Consultation with the Molecular Characterization Unit is required prior to submission of specimens. 

Supplemental Information or Form

The Whole Genome Sequencing Test Request Form (PDF) 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

8–45 days

Interferences & Limitations


Additional Information


MDL Points of Contact

MDL Molecular Characterization Unit (510) 412-3940
Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM Pacific time
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