Hematologic Disorders, DNA/RNA Extract and Hold, Blood
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
DNA is extracted using an automated system (Qiagen EZ1 BioRobots). RNA is extracted using a commercial kit (Qiagen miRNeasy). Both systems include a sample lysis step followed by binding of nucleic acid to a solid phase for separation from other cellular components and a final nucleic acid elution step.(Package insert: miRNeasy Mini Handbook. Qiagen, Oct 2007)
Supplemental Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Friday
Specimens received Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
DNA and RNA stored for 1 year
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test