Milford Molecular Diagnostics

2044 Bridgeport Ave, Milford, CT 06460

 


Milford Molecular Diagnostics


"DNA sequencing-based diagnostics are our specialty and routine diagnostic DNA sequencing is the gateway to practicing personalized molecular medicine."


- Sin Hang Lee, MD, F.R.C.P.(C), FCAP



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Requesting a DNA Sequencing Test

To request DNA sequencing testing performed by Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, please select the proper requisition form and follow the guidelines for each test.  Details are provided below.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

 

Please note that many tests require the signature of a physician in order to authorize the evaluation.

Lyme Disease DNA
Lyme Disease Tick
Lyme Disease DNA Test
 
If you and your health care provider suspect that you may have Lyme disease or Lyme disease–like borreliae in your blood, joint (synovial) fluid or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), you may send:
- an acceptable specimen
requisition form (see above)
check for $150.00 made payable to "Milford Molecular Diagnostics"

Acceptable specimens are:
  1. 3 mL venous blood collected in a lavender-top test tube containing EDTA as anticoagulant if spirochetemia is suspected
  2. 1.0-2.0 mL synovial fluid in a plastic, leak-proof container (a sterile vial or a tube with screw cap) if Lyme arthritis is suspected
  3. 1.0-2.0 mL CSF in a plastic, leak-proof container (a sterile vial or a tube with screw cap) if neuroborreliosis is suspected

Serum samples and plasma prepared by high speed centrifugation for routine chemistry tests are not suitable for detection of infectious agents of Lyme disease or related borrelioses.
 
The sample, requisition form, and check should be sent to: Milford Molecular Diagnostics, 2044 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT 06460 via Federal Express overnight delivery. For mailing requirements, please consult the following Federal Express (FedEx) "Packing Guidelines for Clinical Samples" document. Please schedule sample shipping so that they are delivered to Milford Molecular Diagnostics Monday through Friday. Samples cannot be received on Saturday or Sunday.
 
RESULTS:  Our official laboratory report will be sent, within 7-10 working days after receipt of the specimen, to the patient’s health care provider listed on the requisition form for proper clinical follow-up. A base-calling DNA sequencing electropherogram with its GenBank BLAST alignment analysis will accompany the report if the test result is positive.
Lyme Disease Tick Test  

For tick testing, you do not need a signature from a licensed health care provider. All you need is to put the carcass of the tick removed from skin in a small plastic bag with a zip-locked seal, a requisition form and a check for $75.00 made payable to "Milford Molecular Diagnostics" in an envelope and mail by first class mail via the USPS to: Milford Molecular Diagnostics, 2044 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT 06460. 
 
RESULTS:  Our official laboratory report will be sent to the client at the address written on the order form. A base-calling DNA sequencing electropherogram with its GenBank BLAST alignment analysis will accompany the report if the test result is positive.
Women's Healthcare Tests
Test form

  To request a test, click on the image to download and fill out the form and bring it to your gynecologist.

One single sample may be used to test for up to four conditions, as appropriate:

  1. Accurate HPV genotyping to follow persistent infection
  2. BRCA1 and BRCA2 Ashkenazi Jewish founder gene mutations screen
  3. Chlamydia trachomatis infection
  4. Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection