General and preanalytic information

We need the following from you for molecular genetic testing:

Sample materialVolume / quantity
EDTA blood2 – 5 mL (1 mL is sufficient for toddlers)
DNA1 – 5 µg

Samples can be shipped uncooled by regular postal service. Please make sure to protect the samples against any damage and use appropriate transport containers.

We require referral form no. 10 to process samples from patients who have statutory health insurance coverage in Germany. Please state your test request and the ICD10 code of the suspected disorder.

Patients with private insurance coverage must provide a confirmation of cost acceptance by their private health insurance provider. A cost estimate will be issued by us in advance, if requested, and will be sent to the patient at the latest when we receive the sample.

The German Genetic Diagnostics Act (Gendiagnostikgesetz, GenDG) requires the provision of detailed information on the nature, significance and scope of the test, as well as a written patient consent (informed consent) before conducting any genetic test.

Human genetic services will not be debited to your laboratory budget and will not affect your economic-efficiency bonus.