Storage Information

Genetic Material

Informed Genomics Limited (IGL) stores genomic DNA (gDNA), circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) and RNA. The type of material stored is dependent upon the test performed.

gDNA is stored for a minimum of 3 months post testing. If consent for storage is given then, gDNA will be held for a minimum of 3 years before disposal. If a pathogenic variant is found, then storage will be extended in case it is required for future family studies. Please note, the laboratory will not store any samples indefinitely.

ctDNA is stored for a maximum of 12 months.

Genomic Data

Raw sequencing data .bcl files are retained for a minimum of 3 months before deletion.

Intermediate sequencing files such as FASTQ or BAM files are stored for a minimum of 12 months before deletion.

Result files such as VCF are stored for a minimum of 24 months before deletion.

Sequencing Services

All sequencing files from FASTQ to VCF are transferred to you and available for 14 days from date of delivery.

After this, files are archived and can be made available for a minimum of 56 days before deletion.