Please follow the guidelines outlined in the sample reference cards below.
These documents contain information on DNA and RNA requirements for the various sequencing options offered at Cofactor Genomics. For custom projects that fall outside of standard library types please contact Sara Ahmed at email@example.com for more information on sample submission requirements.
Please ship all DNA samples with cold packs or dry ice. DNA should be dissolved in EB or TE buffer. RNA samples must be dissolved in water and shipped frozen with dry ice. When shipping samples from overseas, we request that you use FedEx to avoid complications with US Customs. For all samples we request that you submit a copy of your quote attached to the sample submission form in your package when you submit your samples (Sample submission form). The sample submission form should include the name of each sample, relevant QC data as outlined in the sample reference cards and any special instructions for library construction and/or sequencing. This will ensure easier tracking of your project and will help us minimize turnaround time.
At the time of sample submission, please provide the genomic or transcriptomic reference DNA sequence to which your sequence data will be aligned (Reference sequences are not needed for No Analysis projects). If available a GTF formatted annotation file helps to provide accurate and fast gene annotation and mapping. Please check out http://genome.ucsc.edu/FAQ/FAQformat.html#format4 for the details of the this format. Reference sequences can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as a FASTA file or a URL where the FASTA can be downloaded.
Please ship all samples to:
Attn: Sample Submission
3139 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Pictures and/or Bioanalyzer traces can also be emailed ahead, to avoid delays due to poor-quality samples to email@example.com.