Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Buccal Swabs for HLA Test

Following is reply from Nezih Cereb from Histogentics, as per my knowledge, we still do not have any lab providing complete high resolution DNA typing. Datri ( is closely working with them. CMC vellore, TATA (mumbai) all sends blood samples to Histogenetic for DNA test.

Q: How can we send our sample(buccal swabs) to your lab in US from India?
You can get in touch with Mr.Raghu Rajagopal, CEO of DATRI, @ +91 98 40218667 
 He can direct and guide about the sample collection and shipment

Q: What are the charges for the high resolution test?
Histogenetic : Special India pricing is $200/sample
Rs.10000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) for A,B,C,DRB1,DQB1 high resolution. The payment should be made before sending samples to our lab. Please mail the check/dd to our Chennai office address as below.
            Histogenetics India Pvt. Ltd.
            #309-316, Ticel Bio Park
            Taramani Road, Taramani,
            Chennai – 600 113.

The check/dd should be in favour of  Dr. Nezih Vahid Cereb

Q: How much time does it takes to get the reports?
5 business days after receiving the sample at the lab

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Nezih Cereb, MD