1 — Request Test Information & Order Form
After performing a clinical examination and family history assessment, a genetic test is deemed suitable. You can search our testing catalog for genes and conditions of interest or simply contact us if you do not find what you are searching for.
In order to obtain the latest TAT & pricing information about a specific test and receive its corresponding order form, please send us a request.
2 — Fill in the Order & Consent Forms
Please print out and fill in the requisition form that you will have received from us. Make sure the patient has filled in the consent form and has received appropriate genetic counseling.
3 — Shipping & Sample Requirements
Please send the sample along with the completed requisition and consent form to:
Rue de Genève 28
|Sample Type||Collection Tube||Sample Volume||Labelling||Temperature for storage & shipment|
|Whole Blood||EDTA tube (purple or lavender top)||>4 mL||Each tube must be labeled with patient name, date of birth, and sample collection date.||– Must be kept refrigerated until shipment (Please do not freeze the blood sample)
– Ship blood sample at room temperature within 2 days after collection.
|Purified DNA||Screw-top tube||>10µg of DNA at a minimum concentration of 50 ng/µL (please provide DNA concentration)||Each tube must be labeled with patient name, date of birth, and sample collection date.||– Must be kept refrigerated until shipment
– Ship DNA sample at room temperature up to 1 week after collection.
4 — Invoicing & Reimbursement
Invoicing – Swiss Requests
SwissCheckUp will directly bill the referring institution (Hospital/Private practice/Other laboratory) or the patient once the test has been completed and results are sent.
Invoicing – International Requests
For samples from outside of Switzerland, we generally require a pre-payment of 75% of the quoted cost of the test. The remainder will be billed once the test has been completed and results are sent. Note: We do not bill health insurances directly.
In Switzerland, genetic tests that are reimbursed are mentioned in a list of analyses available on the website of the Federal Office for Public Health.
A written letter of pre-authorization from the health insurance indicating the level of reimbursement is often helpful and might be requested for certain analyses.
5 — Receiving Results
Once testing is completed, the prescribing physician will receive a detailed report, reviewed by our specialists for medical-genetic analysis (FAMH). The results will be discussed if requested.