Lab Services

Nucleic Acid Extraction
The key to a successful analysis begins with a sufficient quantity of high quality nucleic acid and minimal downstream process inhibitors. We ensure that the DNA or RNA from your sample meets the quality control requirements of your particular analytic protocol. We have high performance protocols for obtaining purified DNA from blood, saliva and buccal samples. We also have advanced protocols for obtaining DNA from adhesive mediated sample collections such as forensic tape.

 

Tests 
  • single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)
  • copy number variation (CNV)
  • gene expression
  • methylation detection

 

Sample Tracking
Our proprietary cloud based laboratory information management system, SampleIQ™,  enables real time tracking of samples undergoing processing at all stages of workflow from arrival to our laboratory to quality control assessment and analysis results. You may also track which of your samples are in storage and  how much of your sample remains for additional analyses.

 

Storage
We store your samples at -25C or -80C as required. All freezers are monitored in real time and are backed with uninterruptible power supply units against power failure.

 

Core Instrumentation
  • Life Technologies QuantStudio 12K OpenArray System
  • Qiagen PyroMark ID Pyrosequencing Analyser
  • Applied Biosystems 3100 Genetic Analyser
  • Eppendorf 3070 Liquid Handing Robotics
  • Promega Maxwell Automated DNA Purification System

 

Quality Assurance
Testing is conducted in a physical containment level 2 (PC2) compliant laboratory enrolled in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) haematology molecular diagnostics quality assurance program (participant number 1254).