An additional test can be added on to a sample already at Blueprint Genetics by making a new order in our system and notifying this exception in the referral. In this case, write the ID number of the previous purchase on the new referral. Please note that all blood and saliva samples are stored for 3 months. DNA samples are stored for one year or longer as consented to by the patient.
I would like to order another test on a patient who was tested previously. Do I need to submit another sample?
No, if the sample is still stored at Blueprint Genetics. However, we will need a written consent from the ordering clinician to be able to perform analysis on an earlier sample – this can be provided in the test requisition form or via email to our Support team. Generally, we obtain enough DNA from one sample to allow completion of another test. A second sample is not usually necessary and in case of any exceptions the referring physician will be promptly informed.