Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

  • Drug Metabolism Test Ordering and Shipping Instructions

    How to order the test

    This is a send out test. To order the test, please complete the following forms which are available on our website:

    • Drug Metabolism Requisition Form  
    •  UIHC health care providers should place a test order as a Miscellaneous test in EPIC - titled Drug Metabolism Testing.
    • Health care providers outside of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics may order the test by mailing the completed requisition form and sample to the address listed below. 
    • This test must be ordered by a health care provider. Patients are not permitted to order the test for themselves.

    Specimen Type 

    * All samples must be labeled with the patient's name, date of birth, and date of collection.

    • 6 mL whole blood in lavender EDTA tube (3 mL pediatric minimum). Samples must be received within 72 hours of sample collection.
    • 10 µg DNA (A260/A280 1.8-2) resuspended in 0.1mM EDTA (10mM Tris HCl, 0.1mM EDTA, pH 8, Teknova Cat# T0220)

    After collection, samples should be stored and shipped at room temperature.

    Please note: Specimens for which insufficient quality or quantity of DNA is obtained, an additional sample will be requested. Incorrect handling or shipping of specimens can result in insufficient quality or quantity of DNA.

    Shipping requirements

    • After collection, samples should be stored and shipped at room temperature.
    • Delivery: will receive Monday-Friday

    Iowa Institute of Human Genetics
    University of Iowa
    285 Newton Road, 5296 CBRB
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    Phone: 319-335-3688

    Contact Information
    Iowa Institute of Human Genetics
    University of Iowa 
    285 Newton Road, 5296 CBRB
    Iowa City, IA, 52242
    Telephone: 319-335-3688
    Fax: 319-335-3484 
    Email: iihg@uiowa.edu
    www.medicine.uiowa.edu/humangenetics