Upon arrival, we will take a look at your shipment and plastics to ensure that the samples have not been damaged during their journey. At that point, your project will enter our QC queue.
For Standard and Long Insert quality DNA samples, we will quantify the total gDNA with a spectrofluorometric assay, purify up to 80% of the material, and re-quantify the samples. For Degraded quality DNA samples, we will perform the initial total gDNA quantification as well as visualize at minimum a subset of your samples on the Agilent TapeStation platform. For Ancient quality DNA samples, we will perform the initial total gDNA quantification and may visualize a subset of your samples on the Agilent TapeStation platform.
For RNA samples, we will perform a total RNA quantification. If you have ordered our RNA clean-up, we will perform a DNase treatment, a bead-based purification, a visualization via Agilent TapeStation, and a second total RNA quantification.
For pre-made libraries, we will perform a total gDNA quantification as well as a qPCR-based assay for properly adapted Illumina-compatible library molecules.
If you order QC-only services, the “Standard QC” is the same as the Standard DNA quality QC above. The “Extended QC” is the same as the Degraded DNA quality QC.
We will provide a QC report with the results of our QC to you when you send us DNA, RNA, or libraries. We will also perform the appropriate QC and send the QC report for samples for which we perform the DNA/RNA extraction.