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Online Ordering Informational Sheet (PDF)

Sample Formats

The links below have instructions on how to provide your specific sample format.

Sequencing: please submit Purified DNA (PCR products or plasmids).

Exo/SAP cleanup and sequencing: please submit Crude PCR Products.

Plasmid DNA purification and sequencing: please submit Bacterial Colonies on Agar Plates,
Glycerol Stocks, or Pelleted Bacterial Cultures.

PCR and sequencing: please submit Genomic DNA.

For more information about primers please visit the Primers page.

Shipping Guidelines

Individual samples can be shipped at room temperature without degradation of results if the samples are free of contaminants. Be sure that each sample is tightly sealed. Samples may be sent in individual tubes or in PCR strip-tubes. For 1.7 mL tubes, many customers like to wrap the tops in parafilm as an additional safeguard.

For 96-well plates, we recommend the following to prevent leakage during shipment:

  • Seal the plates tightly. Strip caps are the most reliable option, just make sure the caps and plate are compatible, forming a tight seal. If you want to use tape pads, we recommend that you use a strong aluminum sealing tape, ship on dry ice (see below), and make sure the tape is firmly sealed around each individual well. In our experience, some plastic tapes can lose their seal when shipped on dry ice.
  • Freeze the samples and ship on dry ice. Dry ice will keep the samples frozen during shipment, which should guard against any possible leakage. Cold packs do not offer the same guarantee, especially during the warm summer months. If you are confident that your plate is well sealed, you can send plates at room temperature without degrading the results.
  • Pack the plates snugly to minimize shifting or jostling during shipment. You may want to use some
    paper or foil to fill any extra space in the box.

Upon receipt, we will check the seals and well volumes to make sure that no leakage is evident.

Please enclose a printed copy of your Sample Submission Form and ship (via any carrier) to:

Functional Biosciences, Inc.
505 South Rosa Road
Suite 238
Madison, WI 53719

Please note that samples are not delivered to our facilities on Saturday or Sundays.


Results will be uploaded to and you will be notified via email when they are available. You will need to log into your account to view the results. If you have questions, please contact us.