Please send samples at room temperature. Please use either Royal Mail or a designated approved courier.
If the sample cannot be sent directly to the laboratory, store at +4°C and send at the earliest opportunity. Do not freeze samples.
Samples sent by Royal Mail must comply with Packing Instructions 650 for category B substances.
The specimen container must be placed in an individual clear, plastic, marsupial transport bag properly sealed at the top to contain potential leakage. The outer packaging for the specimens transported by postal services must be marked with diamond shaped mark UN 3373 and Biological substances, Category B.
Send samples by Royal Mail and Courier to:
Cambridge University Hospitals:
East Genomics Laboratory Hub
Genomics Laboratory Specimen Reception
Box 143, ATC Level 6
University Hospitals Leicester:
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Nottingham University Hospitals:
Nottingham Regional Genetics Laboratories
East Midlands Regional Molecular Genetics Service
Centre for Medical Genetics
City Hospital Campus
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust