Pediatrics: Genetics

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 How do I submit a sample?

See the Specimen Collection and Transport Guide and the Test Requisition Form.


To ensure the quality of test results, specimens are to arrive in the Advanced Genomics Laboratory (AGEN) within 3 days of collection.  We recommend the use of Federal Express – First Priority Overnight.

Please contact the laboratory with courier name and tracking number prior to a weekend or holiday to assure optimal specimen handling.

 How are results reported?

The final laboratory report is furnished to the referring laboratory by interoffice delivery for ChartMaxx/Sunrise entry (Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin client) or fax transmission (Non-Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin client).  Providing an accurate fax number within the Institution Contact section on the "Test Requisition Form" is necessary for successful communication of final results.

 How do I obtain a consultation of results; What do these results mean?

Please contact the AGEN laboratory at 414-955-2358 and ask for the laboratory director.

 What CPT codes are applied to the DNA deletion-duplication Array (DDDA)?


 What CPT codes are applied to the Quantitative PCR (qPCR)?




 How long does it take to get final results? What is the turnaround time?

For DDDA test, typical turnaround time is 6 weeks.

For qPCR test, typical turnaround time is 3 weeks.

 What is the cancellation policy?

If you wish to cancel a test, contact the AGEN laboratory at 414-955-2358.  Once array testing has been initiated, the test cannot be cancelled.  The test will be resulted and billed.  If you contact the laboratory before the array has been initiated, only a DNA extraction charge will be billed, as samples are extracted immediately upon receipt.

 Who pays for these tests?

See the Specimen Collection and Transport Guide and the Test Requisition Form.

 Can I order qPCR test without ordering a microarray?

In some instances this is possible.  Please contact the AGEN laboratory director at 414-955-2358.

 Where does the carrier deliver the specimen?

The Advanced Genomics Laboratory (AGEN) is located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center within the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Specimen Delivery Address:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Advanced Genomics Laboratory (AGEN)
Attn: Rachel Lorier
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Specimen Delivery Route:
Shipments are to be delivered to the Medical College of Wisconsin loading dock.  The loading dock is located off of Watertown Plank Road between 87th and 92nd streets by use of access road highlighted by red arrow (see map below).

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