Sample Preparation

Our Genomics Laboratory is equipped to extract nucleic acids from a variety of sample types, such as blood, cell cultures, tissue, swabs and fecal material, and perform the necessary quality controls. We use commercially available kits, and we can work with our collaborators to develop a protocol to suit their organism or tissue of interest. The Genomics Laboratory has the capacity to run large scale extractions using automation and also smaller scale pilot studies with reduced sample sizes. DNA and RNA can be extracted from fresh, frozen or preserved material. DNA quantitation is performed using a picogreen assay kit, and RNA is quantitated using a ribogreen assay kit. RNA quality is also visualized using the Agilent Bioanalyzer or the Agilent Tape Station. Additional quality measures can be completed upon request.