Dried Blood Spots (Preferred sample type)
Collection Container(s): Dried blood spot card
Follow kit instructions. Briefly, allow blood to saturate card until indicated areas are filled and blood has soaked through card. Air dry card at ambient temperature for at least 3 hours.
- NBS: Please contact PKIG to request the StepOne® kit.
- Gene Sequencing: Please contact PKIG to request the DBS collection kit.
Shipping: Follow kit instructions. Double bag and ship overnight at ambient temperature.
Whole Blood (EDTA)
EDTA (purple top)
Infants (< 2-years): 2 to 3 mL; Children (>2-years): 3 to 5 mL; Older children and adults: 5 to 10 mL Southern Blot Analysis requires 3 mL blood.
Condition: Store at ambient temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Shipping: Ship overnight at ambient temperature ensuring receipt within 4-days of collection.
Clotted or hemolyzed samples are not accepted.