The John and Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory (Carver Lab) can and does accept blood samples from all over the world*. However, we do not have specific information regarding the shipping requirements of samples from each individual country. Every country has its own set of regulations and for us to keep track of that and try to remain current would be next to impossible. Therefore we rely on patients and their physicians to find and make their own arrangements.
If you are considering the idea of sending a blood sample to the Carver Lab for genetic testing to confirm a diagnosis there are a couple of factors you need to consider:
Once you've confirmed that 1) yes, the Carver Lab performs the test you need and 2) you know how to ship a sample from your country, you will then need to follow the instructions explaining how to request a genetic test
* Due to certain trade restrictions with the U.S., there are a few countries we are not able to receive samples from. If you are unsure of the status of the country you are from, please contact us to clarify before sending a sample.
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