Submitting parental samples (for an autosomal recessive test only) at the same time you submit a sample for an affected family member may help to reduce the turnaround time needed to complete testing.
An online requisition form is required for each individual parent and needs to be completed by the referring physician. On each form, in the general comments section, please type "Parental Sample for patient (insert child's name)". Please be sure to label samples clearly and carefully.
In the billing section you can select the "Use a credit card or send a check/money order" option. Then, once the form prints, please hand write "PARENTAL SAMPLE: No charge" on each (parental) requisition. (There is no additional charge as parental samples are considered part of the proband's test.)
Please note that a separate report will not be issued for parental samples as a statement regarding parent’s results is included in the child’s report.
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