Inv 16 by PCR

Test Information

Test Name

Inv 16 by PCR


Inv(16); Inv 16 PCR

Preferred Specimen

EDTA x 3 (Whole blood)

Testing Location


Turn Around Time

1 week

Collection Information


Monday to Wednesday collection only.

Processing Information

Registration Code



  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required

  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required

  • DO NOT freeze

  • For optimal results, specimen should arrive at Canterbury Health Laboratory within 24 hours of collection, therefore it must arrive at Waikato Hospital Laboratory asap after collection and by 11AM Thursdays. DO NOT SEND ON FRIDAYS.

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

External Lab Website