How do I send a sample for testing?

For specimen collection and special shipping requirements, please refer to the individual test information. Contact the
laboratory at 1-800-473-9411 during regular business hours with any questions. You may contact our call service after hours to speak with the laboratory
geneticist on call at (866) 868-1748.

All specimens should be shipped by overnight delivery to:

Greenwood Genetic Center Diagnostic Laboratories

106 Gregor Mendel Circle Greenwood, SC 29646.

Saturday Deliveries: We are available to accept specimens on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm. FEDEX is our preferred carrier. Clearly mark the package For
Saturday Delivery. Please contact the laboratory prior to shipping with the tracking number, so we will be expecting the specimen. For fetal pathology
samples, please contact the fetal pathology office directly at (864) 388-1700 during regular business hours. After hours you can reach our clinical
geneticist on call through our call service at 1-866-744-3934.

Why would I refer a patient?

GGC clinicians are happy to evaluate patients across the lifespan for any genetic concern that may arise. The most common reasons for referral include:

Prenatal clinic – advanced maternal age, positive maternal serum screening, abnormal ultrasound findings, family history concerns or teratogenic exposure.

General Genetics clinics – developmental delay, birth defects, intellectual disability, autism, teratogenic exposure, or any features or health concerns that could be related to a genetic disorder.

Cancer Clinics – a strong personal or family history of breast and ovarian cancer or colorectal and uterine cancers (especially at young ages), patients with a family history of rare cancer syndromes.

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