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To ensure a successful outcome please follow the guidelines listed below when collecting specimens:


For every patient collect 3-5 cc of peripheral blood in a large EDTA tube with the purple top. The blood must be kept at room temperature or cooler, do not freeze. If you are also requesting FISH analysis for a disorder collect an additional 3 cc of blood in sodium heparin tube with the dark green top.

Amniotic Fluid

Collect 5-10 cc in sterile centrifuge tubes. Keep specimen cool but do not freeze. You may also send cultured amniocytes in two t-25 flasks.

If you have any questions please contact our staff at (405)271-3589 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Genetics Laboratory
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1122 NE 13 Street, Suite 1400, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-3589 |Fax: (405) 271-7117 Email: Dr. Shibo Li

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