Type of sample/quantity required: for hereditary disease genetics (e.g. MDR1 gene mutation or polycystic nephropathy in cats) send whole blood in a test tube with any anticoagulant. For cancer genetics, if one chooses to have tests in addition to cyto/histo-pathological examinations, it is advisable to follow the recommendations of the reference pathologist when choosing the most suitable matrix. If tests are to be carried out without the support of cytopathological and histological examination, ensure that the smears sent have good cellularity, with tissues embedded in paraffin or saline but not formalin. For the BRAF mutation, the recommended volume is at least 10 ml of urine collected by spontaneous urination.

Storage/shipping methods: if samples are not shipped the same day, they can be stored at 4°C for a few days (in the case of fresh matrices such as blood and tissue in physiological saline) or at ambient temperature (including tissues and slides). Samples can be shipped at ambient temperature;

Reception days: every day from Monday to Saturday;
Examination/reporting days: every day from Monday to Saturday;
Waiting times: reporting times vary depending on the technique used. For hereditary diseases, they do not generally exceed seven working days (with some exceptions). For cancer genetics, due to the technical and interpretative complexity of some tests (especially PARR), reporting times are around 15 working days.