Division of Molecular Genetics
Chief Molecular Geneticist: Prof David Barton
Enzyme, electrophoresis, fluorescence and autoradiographic technologies are applied to detect the changes in DNA structure and sequence that underlie specific genetic disorders.
As the human genome (the full complement of DNA) is so large and complex, each test can only examine a tiny portion of a patient’s DNA (typically one billionth), so the tests applied are entirely specific for a particular disorder.
For full details of the services provided by the Division of Molecular Genetics, including details of testing, sample requirements and turn around times (TATs), please refer to our User Manual.
- Generally 3-5ml of EDTA blood (FBC bottle) is required.
- Blood specimens must be appropriately packaged.
- Other sample types by arrangement only.
- Samples for molecular genetic analysis may be refrigerated but do not freeze prior to or during postage.
- It is the Responsibility of the referring clinician to provide all relevant information for testing & to provide us with the Name Speciality & Address where to send the report.
- If a sample is not accepted or if we require more information we will contact you in writing & the sample & will remain banked pending this information.
- Additional test requests must be received in writing (letter, fax or email).
- To protect patient confidentiality please only include patient initials, dob & MRN in emails.
- We require 48 hours notice for requests of copies of reports & it is our policy not to issue verbal reports.
- Individual elements of the reports should not be copied or transferred to other systems; the report should only be copied in its entirety.
- Patient DNA is stored indefinitely unless a written request for its disposal is received from the patient or their parent/guardian.
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