DNA barcoding will determine the species of a cell line. It involves amplifying and sequencing mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA shows 5–10-fold more differences between species than nuclear DNA. The genetic analysis of mitochondrial genome sequences is simpler than the analysis of nuclear DNA because only a single PCR and sequencing reaction are normally required; mitochondrial DNA shows only very low within-species variation.
Price: £95 per sample. A separate handling fee of £75 will be charged to cover costs of establishing test cell lines from frozen where required.
How to order:
Please send us the below form prior to arranging shipment of samples:
Once the forms have been received, reviewed and accepted, you will be issued with a reference number that must be quoted on your samples and in all future correspondence. You will need to provide a purchase order number.
Cryovials should be packed and transported according to UN602 regulations. If you use a courier service to ship your samples, please contact them for advice on their own approved packaging. ECACC will be happy to return any packaging to you for re-use.
Parcels should be addressed to: QC Testing Department, Culture Collections, UK Health Security Agency, Porton Down, Salisbury, SP4 0JG, UK. Please contact us once you have sent your samples.
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