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How to send the sample?

To send the sample follow the next steps

DBGen address
Facultad de Biología, ed. Prevosti, planta 2, Universitat de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal 643, 08028, Barcelona, España
Marta de Castro, Departamento de Genética, Microbiología y Estadística

Step 1

Take the DNA sample, saliva sample or blood sample.

See samples and shipment requirements

SAMPLES AND SHIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

DNA sample (5 µg)

DNA conditions

A minimum of 5 µg of good quality DNA is needed, with a concentration of between 50-100 ng/µl. The quality and integrity of the DNA will be verified before proceeding with the genetic analysis.

Saliva sample

DBGen will send you the kit for collecting the saliva sample.
Before collecting the sample

  • Do not eat, drink, chew gum or brush your teeth for at least 30 minutes prior to collecting the sample. Do rinse your mouth with water before collecting the sample.
  • Avoid tobacco and licorice on the day you take the sample.
  • Do not take a sample if oral diseases, inflammation or lesions are present (there may be blood contamination).

Sample collection

  • Open the tube in the saliva kit.
  • Fill with saliva to the mark (not including bubbles).
  • Close the tube tightly and turn it over several times to mix the contents.
Blood sample (5 ml in tube with EDTA)

This type of sample can only be sent from Spain.

Before collecting the sample

  • Fasting is not required.
  • Go to any establishment in Spain associated with “Laboratorio de análisis Echevarne” with the documentation we send you. (Find the closest establishment: https://wwws.echevarne.com/red-de-centros.html)

Sample collection

  • Present the document “Solicitud extracción de sangre – Echevarne”.
  • Follow the laboratory’s instructions. Echevarne will send the sample to us.
Sending in the sample (Only for saliva and DNA)

Before sending the sample

  • Make sure the tube containing the sample is completely sealed.
  • Include the following information with the sample:
    • DBGen code for the patient/relatives (sent when the service is requested).
    • Collection date.
  • Store the sample in the refrigerator door until it is sent.
  • Send the sample at room temperature.

 

  • Be sure to fill out the informed consent form and include it with the sample.
  • Shipping costs are the responsibility of the sender.
  • Send the sample to the following address:

Marta de Castro

Av. Diagonal 643, 08028 Barcelona España

Facultad de Biología, Departamento de Genética, Microbiología y Estadística.

Ed. Prevosti planta 2, Universitat de Barcelona

  • Please let us know by phone or email that you have sent the sample:

Marta de Castro – 93 403 55 29 / lab@dbgen.org

Mònica Vilas – 93 402 10 34 / info@dbgen.org

 

Samples should be shipped at room temperature and by overnight delivery with an arrival of Monday-Friday. NO WEEKEND DELIVERY.

 

Step 2

Send the sample as soon as possible.

Step 3

Send the sample at room temperature.

Step 4

Send the sample to the contact address. Avoid sending the sample on a Friday or before a holiday.

Step 5

Please let us know by phone or email that you have sent the sample:

Marta de Castro
+34 93 403 55 29
lab@dbgen.org / info@dbgen.org

Roser Gonzàlez
93 402 10 34 roser@dbgen.org
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