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Test Name

Genetic Sendaways


DNA test
Genetic testing

Test Information


Sendaway - Cytogenetics

Diagnostic Use Or Instructions

Please call the laboratory for further information about genetic sendaway tests PRIOR to collecting specimens. extn 98466   CytogenomicsWaikato@waikatodhb.health.nz

The following factors vary depending on the test required:

  1. Test price -  this depends upon specimen processing requirements, test requested and courier charges. 
  2. Specimen collection protocols.
  3. Specimen transport requirements.
  4. Due to the cost of testing approval of the laboratory clinical director may be required.
  5. Many testing laboratories require patient clinical details and/or consent forms to be completed by the refering clinician please complete these when requested to do so.

Additional Information

Additional advice on genetic testing  Genetic Health Service NZ

LabPlus Diagnostic Genetics Send-away Service

 Diagnostic Genetics Send-away Form

Other useful links

Canterbury Health Laboratories test guide

Canterbury Health Laboratory off-list test information: genelab.test@cdhb.health.nz

Invitae San Francisco:  www.invitae.com

Blueprint Genetics: blueprintgenetics.com

Wellington Regional Genetics www.wellingtongenetics.co.nz