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DNA extraction services

Our nucleic acid extraction team provides DNA and RNA extraction services to meet the demands of any project. LGC 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 bespoke solutions utilising our unique range of in-house technologies.

We are combining experience support and technology to deliver cost-effective nucleic acid extraction solutions:

  • High or low volume extraction solutions for any concentration of DNA (Oragene, cohort studies)
  • Buffy coat samples, FTA cards, tissue & plant material and other samples
  • Rapid sample turnaround and full sample traceability
  • Customised solutions developed for challenging extraction projects
  • Options for full ISO certified service (DIN EN ISO 9001:2008)
  • Full application and technical support.

Elution of DNA samples in our service laboratory

All DNA samples that are extracted in the LGC extraction facility are eluted in Tris buffer containing EDTA. Large volume blood and buffy coat extractions are eluted in TE (10mM Tris, 1mM EDTA). All other samples are eluted in Te (10mM Tris, 0.1mM EDTA).

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 (<0,5µg 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 number