What services do you offer?
We offer Sanger DNA sequencing, PCR, Plasmid Purification, Picking & Growing Colonies, Primer Walking, Capillary Electrophoresis on already sequenced and cleaned up samples (Ready to Inject Plates) or on samples already sequenced but still need clean up.
What is the turnaround time for results?
The turnaround time depends on the order type and number of reactions.
For individual sample orders sent as purified DNA or crude PCR product, the turnaround time is normally 24 hours if samples are received by 4:00pm. Re-sequencing reactions for any reason adds an extra business day (not including weekends).
For plate orders the turnaround time can take anywhere from 2-3 business days, however most plate orders are completed in 2 business days. For plate orders containing a large number of plates the turnaround time will be a little longer, but we will provide you the results as we get them done which should start within 72 hours.
It will take 1-2 extra business days for samples sent as colonies on agar plates for plasmid purification or for pelleted cultures.
What machines do you use?
We use the ABI 3730xl DNA Sequencer with 50cm arrays.
What is the average read length per sample?
All of our reads typically read out to over 1000 bases; however, we usually get approximately 800 high-quality bases per reaction. The read length will vary depending on sample quality and type.