For this sample type, we would receive the samples, pick and grow the colonies with antibiotic resistance from agar plates, perform plasmid purification minipreps and then perform the DNA sequencing reactions.

It is important that colonies on the agar plates are not too dense. If populations become too dense it increases the risk of contamination in the picking process. If you have specific colonies you would like picked, please indicate the colonies you would like by circling the bottom of the plate.

Bacterial colonies grown on agar plates should be shipped overnight on ice packs or at room temperature; dry ice can ruin the sample. We do not recommend mailing Agar Plates on a Friday, as we do not receive shipments over the weekend.