Why will you need my blood sample?

November 21, 2017 at 10:40 am  | 

IDG’s genomic test will sequence a patient’s genome to find clues about their disease. The genome, or DNA, is in every cell in the body – including blood. IDG will use a “dried blood spot card” to collect a patient’s blood which will serve as the source of their DNA. This is a small paper card that can easily be stored at room temperature and sent through the mail. Blood is collected via a small finger prick – much like the daily routine adopted by many people to measure blood glucose levels – and spotted onto the card.

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