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Contracted laboratory for Biomarkers

BIOANALYTICA GENOTYPE SA was established in December 2004 as a biotech startup aiming to provide specialised molecular cytogenetic research and application services to the biomedical Community.

 

Was funded by BIOANALYTICA SA, a leading stakeholder in the greek market for molecular diagnostics and laboratory infrastructure, and by the researcher Dr. Georgia Bardi, Associate Professor of Experimental Clinical Genetics at the Medical school of Lund University, Sweden and former Director of the Cytogenetics facility at Saint Savas Oncology hospital of Athens.

 

Is co-financed by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology under the 3rd Community Support Program (03 Praxe 26).

 

 

For FISH

Για φθορίζοντα In situ υβριδισμό (FISH)

Sample collection

Mark the patient´s name on the test vial. Fill up the sample collection form.

 

Send both sample and sample collection form to the lab. Inform the lab about the sample collection.

 

SPECIMEN TYPE

(For the appropriate specimen type check the "specimen type" in the assay specification box of the services or contact the laboratory) -

 

-Peripheral blood: 5.0 mL of peripheral blood collected from adults (2.0-3.0 mL from children), in a heparin tube (green cap). Mix well after collection (by inverting the tube) to avoid cellular aggregates. To be received by the laboratory within 24h from collection. Storage and transportation at room temperature (15-280C).

 

-Bone marrow: 1.0-2.0 mL of bone marrow from adults (1.0 mL from children), in a a heparin tube (green cap). Mix well after collection (by inverting the tube) to avoid cellular aggregates. To be received by the laboratory within 24h from collection. Storage and transportation at room temperature (15-280C).

 

-Solid tumor biopsy: 0.5-1.0 cm3 of tissue from surgical biopsy collected in a sterile tube with 3-5 mL of normal saline. To be received by the laboratory within 24h from collection. Storage and transportation at room temperature (15-280C).

 

-Paraffin sections: 2-4 formalin fixed paraffin embedded sections of 4-5μm thick on positively charged slides. Storage and transportation at Room Temperature (15-280C).

 

-Urine (for FISH-UROVYSION): A minimum of 35 mL of voided urine specimens. A second-morning clean catch voided urine specimen should be collected, if possible. Mix voided urine 2:1 with Carbowax or PreservCyt® fixative and transfer to a screw-top transport tube. If there is more than 60 mL of urine, the remaining urine can be submitted in an additional container of Carbowax or PreservCyt® fixative. To be received by the laboratory within 48h from collection. Storage and transportation at 2-80C.

BioAnalytica-Genotype SA serves the healthcare market by offering Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics tests, designed to answer questions related to diagnosis, prognosis and therapy selection for hematologic and solid tumor cancers.