Your samples are processed in laboratories specifically designed for eDNA services
Our purpose-built laboratories are designed to the highest standard for delivering eDNA testing services. They are equipped with DNA sequencing machines, contamination free zones and airflow control, enabling us to process samples with exceptional ease, efficiency, and quality assurance. We have invested in this location with our sister-company Cesar Australia to ensure the highest confidence in our methods for our clients.
As we work closely with DNA, we have constructed laboratories and workflow protocols that aim to significantly minimise contamination risk. Therefore, we have dedicated and controlled lab areas to accommodate the different stages of sample processing. PCR-grade laminar flow hoods have been set up in each of the individual labs, these function as ventilation systems with UV lamps to allow for contamination free work areas, critical to eDNA processing.
The DNA laboratories
The DNA-free lab - allows for sterile set up of all our reagents and PCR mixtures. No samples are allowed in this lab and there are special working conditions, cleaning routines and air flow requirements to maintain the DNA-free area.
The Rare DNA Lab - offers very minimal contamination to external DNA sources. This is where our clients eDNA filters samples are initially extracted.
The DNA Lab - where all tissue samples and other high concentration DNA samples are handled. It’s home to large fridges and freezers used to store samples, as well as DNA extraction robotic equipment.
The PCR Lab - holds all our machines that amplify and detect DNA, such as PCR, qPCR, and Illumina sequencing machines. This is where almost all our eDNA results are generated.
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