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DNA / RNA extraction services

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The first step in any study investigating genetic differences in an organism of interest is the purification of DNA and the nucleic acid extraction teams at LGC provides DNA and RNA extraction services to meet the demands of any project.

Depending on project size, specific customer requirements and the biological background of the project, we can implement an extraction service solution using any one or combination of our different extraction technologies to provide and optimised fit-for-purpose solution. Our range of genomics services includes high quality DNA and RNA extraction solutions.

DNA extraction

We have developed extraction protocols from a wide range of starting materials and volumes which enable the delivery of off-the-shelf services for most applications or tailor-made solutions utilising our unique range of in-house technologies.

RNA extraction

Our RNA extraction services include the ability to prepare RNA from:

  • RNAlater® preserved material
  • PAXgene® samples
  • Frozen sample material.

Please contact our technical support team at genomics@lgcgroup.com

Additional services

The extraction laboratories are able to run a range of quality checks and DNA quality assessment procedures including:

  • Quantification of DNA / RNA
  • Concentration normalisation of DNA extracts
  • SNP DNA quality control
  • Quality check of RNA with Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer.


Compliance certificates

Human Tissue Act (UK only)
Plant health licence
DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 (Germany only)

Ordering extraction services

Human blood 

Part no. Product descripiton
GEN-9300-110 Whole blood (1 - 4 mL)*
GEN-9300-120 Whole blood (5 - 7 mL)*
GEN-9300-130 Whole blood  (8 - 10 mL)* 
GEN-9300-170 Whole blood  (< 200 mL) 
GEN-9300-600 FTA cards or punches supplied in 96-well plate - per plate
* Yield ca. 20 - 30 μg / mL blood

Animal blood 

Part no. Product description UoM 
GEN-9300-140 Bird blood any volume - automated  96-well plate
GEN-9300-140 Bird blood any volume - manual Individual tube
GEN-9300-600 FTA cards or punches supplied in 96-well plate - per plate 96-well plate

Human tissue

Part no. Product description
GEN-9300-220 Buffy coat samples (any volume)
GEN-9300-340 Buccal swab (whole sample)
GEN-9300-350 Buccal swab (<200 µL per sample) supplied in 96 well plate - per plate
GEN-9300-3460 Mouth wash (any volume)
GEN-9300-430 Human tissue supplied in a 96-well plate - per plate

Animal tissue

Part no. Product description
GEN-9300-400 Rodent tissue supplied in a 96-well plate - per plate
GEN-9300-410 Animal tissue supplied in a 96-well plate - per plate
GEN-9300-420 Animal brain tissue supplied in a 96-well plate - per plate

Plant material

Part no. Product description
GEN-9300-New Complete plant genotyping service package - Plant sample collection kit + DNA extraction + Assay development + Genotyping 
GEN-9300-500 Plant tissue supplied in 96-well plate (<0,5 µg DNA required)
GEN-9300-550 Plant tissue individual sample (low starting weight) - manual
GEN-9300-560 Plant tissue individual sample (high starting weight) - manual
GEN-9370-001 Plant sample collection kit

Forensic

Part no. Product description
GEN-9300-700 Forensic samples manual

Cell culture

Part no. Product description
GEN-9300-810 Cell cultures

Plasmid

Part no. Product description
GEN-9300-820 Plasmid samples (< 1 mL bacterial culture suspension/pellet) - automated** 
GEN-9300-830 DNA extraction service - Plasmid purification (ultra pure, high concentration)
**Yield 1 - 10 μg depending on the copy of number

Normalisation, quantification, QC and other services

Part no. Product description
GEN-9300-910 Quality check of DNA / RNA with Agilent 2100
GEN-9300-911 Quantification of DNA concentration - PicoGreen measurement
GEN-9300-912 Quantification of DNA concentration - Qubit measurement
GEN-9300-913 Quantification of DNA concentration - Spectrophotmetry (UV measurement) - per plate
GEN-9300-915 DNA normalisation of up to 1 mL of DNA in a 96-well plate - per plate
GEN-9300-916 DNA normalisation of up to 1 mL of DNA in a 2D barcoded tube - per plate
GEN-9300-917 DNA normalisation of up to 1 mL of DNA in a 2D barcoded tube (externally extracted DNA)
GEN-9300-918 Gel electrophoresis analysis
GEN-9300-919 Repurification of DNA / concentrating of DNA
GEN-9300-920 Genotyping QC (24 SNP Exome sample tracking panel) - per plate
GEN-9300-921 Genotyping QC (3 SNPs inc. gender assay) - per plate
GEN-9300-940 Fee for witnessed transfer
GEN-9300-941 Sample transfer / cherry picking / re-arraying of DNA solutions - per sample
GEN-9300-942 External disposal of samples
GEN-9300-943 DNA sample collection service per shipment
GEN-9300-944 Return shipment of DNA Samples - per plate
GEN-9300-945 Return shipment of DNA Samples - 2D marcoded Matrix tube rack
GEN-9300-961 Additional DNA aliquots in deepwell plate - per plate
GEN-9300-962 Additional DNA aliquots in 2D barcoded tubes - per rack

RNA extraction services

Part no. Product description
GEN-9300-150 Paxgene samples any volume -manual
GEN-9300-840 Stabilised blood and tissue (any volume) - manual