Preimplantation genetic screening PGS can benefit any couple at risk from passing on
genetic\chromosomal abnormalities.

Promoting excellence and professionalism in the delivery of laboratory services through patient focused,
cost effective diagnostic services.

The GenaTi team of researchers and scientists continues to work tremendously hard in order to set up new research
priorities and strategic directions for the GenaTi that are crucial to strengthening Saudi Arabia's health care system.

GenaTi contributes to the prevention of genetic diseases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by offering
pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening in its new IVF clinic

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  Chromosomal Analysis and FISH Analysis

Amniotic Fluid
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
30 ml in 3 different 15 ml sterile plastic conical tubes
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
14-20 working days (FISH: 3-5 working days)
Bone Marrow
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
Minimum 2 ml in Sodium heparin tube (It is important that a first draw, spicule-rich specimen to be collected)
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
12-20 working days
Chorionic Villi
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
525 mg in in 15 ml in sterile conical tube filled with transport medium
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
14-20 working days
Fetal Cord Blood
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
2 ml in Sodium heparin tube
Before 2 PM
Sunday, Monday and Thursday
14 working days
Lymph Node
Requirement

Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
23 mm thick center slice or wedge of lymph node or other Lymphomatous tissue in sterile screw cap container containing sterile tissue culture media
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
14 - 20 working days
Peripheral Blood
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
3 - 5 ml peripheral blood in Sodium heparin tube
Before 2 PM
Sunday, Monday and Thursday
7-14 working days
Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-embedded tissue (FFPE)-FISH only
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
FFPE Slice (10 mx 3)/FFPE Slide (4-5 n) or FFPE block in sterile conditions
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
3-5 working days
Product of Conception/Stillbirths/Abortuses
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
5 mm of tissue (Preferred tissue types include kidney, thymus, heart, lung muscle) in sterile plastic container filled with transport medium or sterile saline
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
14-20 working days
Skin Biopsy
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
3 or 4 mm diameter full-thickness punch biopsy in sterile screw-up tube containing tissue culture transport media
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
14 -20 working days
Solid Tumor
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
Viable and non-necrotic tissue measuring 0.5 cm or 1-5 g in transport medium
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
14 -20 working days
Unstimulated Peripheral Blood
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
3-5 ml in Sodium heparin tube
Before 2 PM
Sunday, Monday and Thursday
14-20 working days
  Array CGH Analysis
Peripheral Blood/ Bone Marrow/ Leukemic blood
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
3 - 5 ml peripheral blood in EDTA tube
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
14-20 working days
Bone Marrow
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
Minimum 2 ml in EDTA tube (It is important that a first draw, spicule-rich specimen to be collected)
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
5-30 working days
Extracted DNA
Requirement

Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
1 g of DNA in TE or PBS
Preferred 100l in sterile container at ~50ng/l concentration for multi-gene/NGS panels

Before 3 PM
Sunday to Thursday
7-14 working days
Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-embedded tissue (FFPE)
Requirement

Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
Sterile conditions/or container
For RNA analysis, Fresh tissue in 15 ml sterile tube filled with RNA later solution

Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
5-7 working days
Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)

Flow cytometer analysis only

Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 

 

Fresh tissue in 15 ml sterile tube filled with RNA later solution
Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
5-7 working days
Peripheral Blood
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
3-4 ml of peripheral blood in EDTA tube
Before 2 PM (for RNA analysis, Send to the lab as soon as possible)
Sunday to Thursday
7-14 working days
Saliva
Requirement
Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
1ml of freshly collected saliva in Oragene container per kits specific instructions
Before 3 PM
Sunday to Thursday
14-20 working days according to the test required
Solid Tumor
Requirement

Time Received
Setup
Turn Around Time
 
Viable and non-necrotic tissue measuring 0.5 cm or 1-5 g in transport medium
For RNA analysis, fresh tissue in 15 ml sterile tube filled with RNA later solution

Before 2 PM
Sunday to Thursday
14-20 working days
Before 2 PM Sunday to Thursday