Sample Handling Guidance

This Sample Handling Guidance covers rare disease and cancer sample requirements including blood, tumour and biopsy guidance for the 100,000 Genomes Project.

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View, download or print the current Sample Handling Guidance v4.0 Feb 2018.

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Web Forms

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For training in DNA extraction and sample processing, please visit the Genomics Education Programme website.

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Data submission guides

Includes guides to LabKey, Open Clinica, BuRST messaging, UAT and more.


Frequently asked questions on eligibility, recruitment, consent, samples, results and analysis.