Dear ###USER_title1### ###USER_last_name###,
Genetic testing is sometimes hampered by transportation problems and storage of patient samples.
In an effort to make testing easier and more accessible, Centogene now offers PCR-analysis of every gene in our catalogue from dried blood spots (DBS) collected on filter cards. From a single filter card we can sequence small and middle-sized genes (up to 30 exons). Larger genes require one to two additional filter cards.
- easy self-collection of blood spots – no nurse or doctor required
- a pictogram guides patients on how to collect the blood spots
- filter cards must be dried for at least one hour at room temperature and can then be sent by regular mail to Centogene
- stable at all temperatures (in climates with high humidity a plastic envelope is required for storage and posting)