DPYD Genotyping

Additional Information:

UFHPL Epic order code: LAB1700121

This test includes targeted testing to evaluate the following gene: DPYD

Specimen Requirements:

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Sample Volume: 3 mL

Collection instructions:

  1. Invert several times to mix blood
  2. Send whole blood specimens in original tube. Do not aliquot.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient 24 Hours / Refrigerated 1 Week / Frozen Unacceptable

Specimen Type: Buccal Cell

Patient Preparation: See collection instructions.

Supplies: Buccal Swab Collection Kit

Specimen Volume: 4 Swab

Collection Instructions: Buccal Cell Collection Instructions

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient or Refrigerated 30 days

Unacceptable Conditions:

  • Clotted or frozen blood
  • Blood with a collection date greater than 7 days prior to processing.
  • Less than the minimum volume requirements for blood collection or less than the minimum swab requirement for buccal cell collection.


Preemptive or reactive genotyping of patients for pharmacogenomic purposes

Providing an assessment for gene(s) with strong drug-gene associations


Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


7 – 10 business days