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Genetic Testing: Exeter Genetics Laboratory

Alias: DNA, mtDNA, mitochondrial, genetics, MELAS, CADASIL

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: The Exeter Molecular Genetics laboratory is the hub for which the majority of genetic testing requests from Cornwall should be sent to. The other is the Bristol Molecular Genetics laboratory.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Lilac Top Microtainer BD;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
1ml for neonates, 5-10ml for children and 10-20ml for adults
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
A genetics consent form (preferably South West genetics) MUST be submitted with the sample.
Maximum add on time
No add-ons.
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

If you have any queries about a test or results interpretation please contact us.

Last updated: 12-06-2024