What are the sample submission guidelines?

Our sample submission guidelines for your starting material are as follows: 

  • Plasmid DNA: Please provide at least 8 ul with a minimum concentration of 50 ng/ul (additional transformation fees may apply)
  • Cultured Bacteria: Please provide a minimum of 300 ul of culture. 
  • Bacterial Colonies on Agar Plate: Fresh plate, <3 days old, with single isolated colonies. If desired, indicate on the plate which colonies you would like to be picked.
  • Glycerol Stock: Please provide a minimum of 200 ul of stock.
Note: For local customers close to MA/NC/NJ branches who request sample pick-up, additional shipping charges may apply as samples need to be sent to San Diego for processing.