All samples submitted to Courtagen must be accompanied by a Patient Informed Consent form and a Test Requisition Form signed by a physician. The form provides the necessary patient information and identifies which test(s) are to be performed. Courtagen accepts saliva, blood, and tissue samples. See below for specific guidelines for submission of each.
Sample Receiving Courtagen Diagnostics Laboratory 12 Gill Street, Suite 3700 Woburn, MA 01801
Saliva Sample Collection
Our saliva collection kit is a painless, non-invasive, and easy-to-use solution, yielding high-quality, high-quantity DNA.
When a physician submits a test requisition with Courtagen, we can immediately ship a self-collection kit directly to the patient.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to stock our kit at your office or send-outs lab.
This kit is for any child or adult who is able to provide a 2ml saliva sample themselves. Kits are available with saliva swabs included for assisted collection.
Each kit will include instructions for providing a saliva sample, materials for packaging the sample, and a pre-paid return label.
Use either the Courtagen supplied blood collection kit or a standard lavender top tube (potassium-EDTA) for blood collection. At this time Courtagen cannot accept other container types. A minimum of 1mL of blood is required. Blood should be shipped within 24 hours of collection or within five days if properly stored prior to shipping. Blood samples can be shipped overnight at ambient temperature.
Courtagen can coordinate a blood draw at one of several collection sites around the country or at the patient’s home upon request. Please indicate your preference on the test requisition form.
Blood sample collection kits are available and include all materials and shipping labels for a trained phlebotomist to collect blood.