Catalog Item Details

  TEST NAME Metagenomic Sequencing (MDL-0400)
  SECTION Molecular Diagnostics
  SPECIMENS Whole blood (EDTA), Plasma, Urine, Whole blood (citrate), Fresh Tissue, Feces, Serum
  SPECIES All
  PRICING $319.50
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Heparin (green top tube), Preservative-free sterile Tube, Citrate Blood Tube (blue top tube), Swab in PBS or Saline (no gel swab), Paper bag/dry sample in Ziploc, Red Top Tube, Spill Proof Container, EDTA Blood Tube (purple top tube), Sterile container
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold Pack
  DAYS TESTED Varies
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 1-2 weeks
  TEST COMMENTS The test is designed to detect and characterize viruses present in clinical specimens. The amount of genetic material sequenced from each virus depends on the type of virus and its titer in the sample. While the method is optimized for viruses, some bacterial sequences are also commonly recovered. Sequence reads are assembled de novo and analyzed by homology to sequences in Genbank. Where sequencing reads and coverage are sufficient, partial or full genomes are reported. Samples are accepted from domestic (USA) senders, and can be shipped on ice for overnight delivery.
  PROCEDURES
  DELIVERY METHOD Overnight delivery recommended
  SECTION GROUP Virology