Our DNA tests & services include the option to run various DNA applications, in a project setting or as routine application. A step-by-step guide is presented below:
The customer submits a request for a quotation that includes the number of samples, the number of DNA markers and the species of interest. SNPExpert will provide a quote for the project along with instructions for submitting sequences and samples.
After reviewing the quote, the customer will submit a Purchase Order to SNPExpert.
The customer will use the submission forms to provide SNPExpert with the sequences of interest.
SNPExpert uses the supplied sequence information to design the assays. This in silico part is essential for an optimal project.
Typically samples exist of DNA, seed or leaf material. Other materials might also be accepted by SNPExpert when sufficient validation of the sample type is completed. At request, SNPExpert can provide sample plates.
Customers will send their DNA samples along with sample information to SNPExpert following our guidelines on amount of DNA, leaf etc.
SNPExpert will examine the samples upon arrival, evaluate for consistency with provided sample information, and determine if any additional manipulation of the samples is required to prepare for the project. At request, SNPExpert will provide sample plates.
Once assay design and ordering is complete and samples are available, the lab work will be performed. The customer is advised to include negative and positive control samples in each project.
Results of the lab work may consist of genotype data and/or extracted DNA. If needed, data will be analyzed and genotype calls will be made using our software. The genotypes will be provided to the customer in an excel format. Other file types may be provided if relevant.
If requested, extracted DNA will be sent / returned to our customers.
If you have questions or would like to order a project, please contact us using the contact form or by e-mail.