Tumour Tissue

All samples must be labelled with 2 unique identifiers identical to the accompanying request form. Samples that do not meet these minimum requirements will NOT be processed.

Specimen Collection
Samples should be collected into a sterile container containing either RPMI 1640 (or similar) culture medium or sterile saline.

IGENZ can provide containers with media and/or saline if required. These containers should be kept at 4degC for 3 weeks (or 6 months if frozen) before being discarded.

Specimen Volume
A minimum of 0.5cm3 of tissue or 1 cm long needle biopsy

Transportation Temperature
Samples should be transported at ambient temperature and received within 24 hours of collection. If there will be a delay in transit, samples may be placed overnight at 4degC.

Turnaround Times

G-banded metaphase analysis 18 days
FISH (Routine)  3 days
FISH (Urgent) 24 hours

Level 2, Quay Park Centre
68 Beach Road

Phone 09 3073981
Fax 09 3073983