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Specimen Source Identification


DNA-based specimen identity testing may be used for the identification of samples of uncertain origin, mixed-up specimens and “floaters” in paraffin blocks. DNA-based specimen identity testing is performed using the PowerPlex 16 System (Promega).

Please see Sample Requirements for information on samples required for specific scenarios.

The laboratory participates in the United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) pilot scheme for Molecular Tissue Identification

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