Specimen Kit Ordering

Specimen Kit Ordering

What to Expect?

Your Specimen Kit Includes 

  • Instructions for Use 
  • Specimen tube with RNAlater™ and labels 
  • Return containers and pre-paid shipping labels 

After You Ship Specimen Sample

  • Results are generally available within 1-2 business days of receiving the sample.  
  • Some samples may require additional processing time if the RNA yield is low. You will be notified if the sample will require more processing time. 
  • For samples received on Fridays, results will be available Monday. If results are required over the weekend, please contact the lab to make arrangements. 
  • An account will be created for you on the lab's secure results portal upon receipt of your first sample. 
  • You will receive an email notification once the report is available on the portal. 


Tissue type of interest (Lung and Liver under development)

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Sample Collection Guidelines
Kit Contains
  1. Two barcode labels
  2. One 1.2 mL tube containing 1 mL RNAlater® Stabilization Solution
  3. Small clear Biohazard bag
  4. White cardboard box
  5. Requisition Form
  6. FedEx Clinical Pak with prefilled return label


  1. Stick the provided barcode labels on both the requisition form and the sample tube
  2. Provide the labeled sample tube to site where the biopsy will be taken
  3. Collect a minimum of 5mm of biopsy sample. The sample should be immediately removed from the needle and placed in the labeled sample tube such that the biopsy tissue is completely submerged in RNAlater® inside the tube
  4. Please make sure the sample tube screw cap is fully tightened
  5. Place the labeled tube in the provided small clear biohazard bag
  6. Complete the requisition form and place in the pouch on the biohazard bag
  7. Seal the bag
  8. Place the biohazard bag (including req) inside the carboard box
  9. Place the cardboard box into the provided FedEx Clinical Pak and seal according to the instructions on the Clinical Pak
  10. The prefilled label is already on the FedEx Clinical Pak, follow shipping below
Shipping Guidelines
Shipping Options

Ideally: Ship samples to the laboratory immediately after collection at room temperature.


For samples that cannot be shipped immediately:

  1. Refrigerate (4˚C) until shipping for a maximum of 6 days.
  2. Ship overnight at room temperature.


For samples that must be stored longer than 6 days before shipping:

  1. Refrigerate (4˚C) overnight.
  2. NOTE: This must be done to allow the RNAlater® solution to penetrate the tissue.
  3. Move sample to freezer (-20 ˚C).
  4. Ship overnight at room temperature.
Results Delivery Information

Test results can be accessed by logging in to your account in the Kashi Portal.

If you do not have a Portal account yet, please contact Kashi Clinical Laboratories at 877-879-1815.