mitochondrial diseases
The Diagnosis of Mitochondrial Diseases Brochure
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Shipping Instructions


6-ml in yellow top Acid-Citrate-Dextrose (ACD) tubes.
For CoQ draw one 7.0-mL purple-top tube (EDTA).
For infants, please contact us to check minimum amount.


Biopsy should be snap frozen immediately in liquid nitrogen and shipped on dry ice. The biopsy should be approximately 0.1 cm in diameter and 0.5 cm in length; approximate weight should be 100-200 mg.


Blood: should be sent at room temperature by overnight carrier to the address below.

Muscle: should be sent frozen on dry ice and by overnight carrier to the address below.

*Please note our new address:

Dr. Ali Naini

Laboratory of Melocular Neurogenetics
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Pathology
630 West 168th Street, P&S 17th Floor, Room 401
New York, NY 10032

Phone: 212-305-3947
Fax: 212-342-0420

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