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.

Lucy's Story

When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis and guide her care. Dr. Champaigne and Ami...

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