June 2019

Test Sample Size Guidelines

By Rachel Corn, VT

To ensure the best possible results from testing, a correct sample size is necessary. Some tests can be completed on a very small amount of sample, while others require a larger section.

Below is a table with some of the common tests and the appropriate sample size. If you are requesting that more than one test be completed on a single sample, a larger sample will be required. In all cases, it never hurts to send an extra sample, in case additional testing is needed.

test sample size guidelines

For more information, go to Tests and Fees or call Client Care at 866-512-5650.

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