Patient & Visitor Alert: Because flu cases are on the rise, starting February 24, children 12 and younger
will be restricted from visiting hospitals and certain inpatient facilities throughout Carolinas HealthCare System. Learn more.

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FAQs for Molecular Pathology

Why are EDTA or ACD anticoagulant samples required for DNA tests?
CLN molecular assays require specific types of specimens to achieve accurate results. Many commonly used anticoagulants such as heparin or lithium can inhibit PCR amplification.