Soooo.... I've only just got my brains together in the last few days to tackle the three elements involved in getting a methylation panel test done - a UK hospital to draw the blood, a courier, and the lab in the Netherlands. Oh :headache:. I've already made a lot of phone calls/emails, sometimes asking the same question in different ways hoping for a clear answer but getting nowhere! Can anyone help me with these questions: 1. The lab instructions say you have to put your blood in the fridge at 4-6 degrees within 2 minutes of the draw and send your blood samples with an ice pack and to ship overnight using 24 hour shipping. I asked the hospital about this and they said they can provide an ice pack but it won't be enough to keep the samples cold for 24 hours. If 2 minutes above 6 degrees is an issue, I'm worried my blood is going to be fried by the time it gets to the lab, ice-pack or not. What should I do? I canna change the laws o' physics, Cap'n! 2. FedEx will carry blood but their local drop-off offices won't accept parcels containing it so I will need to arrange a pick-up, presumably from my house. They've said they can only guarantee 6pm next-day delivery to Bunnik, where the lab is, though the lab says it will be by 2pm (I don't know how they know). I have had several stunningly incomprehensible conversations with FedEx about how to arrange a pick-up. I think they were trying to tell me that I can phone on the day and there'll be a pick-up within a few hours. Is that right? Should I be trying to get as late a slot as possible so that the blood has less time to deteriorate? 3. Will my continuing to take 75mg/day Pregabalin (Lyrica) affect the test results? I think I read on one of the bits of paper that you're supposed to ask your doctor about discontinuing meds.