Diagnostic Specimen Requirements

The Diagnostic Lab accepts a variety of sample types for different tests. This page contains general information about collecting samples for biochemical and genetic testing. More test-specific details about sample requirements can be found on the individual test pages.  Please visit our Test Finder to locate a particular clinical test. 

Specimen Collection Instructions

Saliva Swab Collection Instructional Video

Saliva Swab Collection Picture Instructions

Dried Blood Spot Collection Video (via finger stick)

Create Dried Blood Spot Card from Tube of Blood

Meet Makayla Gunn

Makayla was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in April of 2015 at the age of two. At about 18 months, we noticed she had started some repetitive hand motions, and her pediatrician was a little concerned that she did not have many words. She had learned some sign language, and was saying ‘mama’ and ‘dada’, but that was it. Then she suddenly stopped all of that. At her 2 year old check-up, the pediatrician referred us to BabyNet, SC’s early interve...

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