We assume that the specimens are bonafide biological samples that have not been compromised or tampered with.
Contaminants, interferents or spike-ins may render your specimen and assay results unusable/ incorrect/ambiguous.
We encourage you to quantify your samples using the Picogreen® method for measuring double stranded DNA.
Absorbance readings can be misleading. We do not accept samples that contain select agents.
(If you are unsure please refer to
Nucleic Acid Quantity and Quality
The minimum cut-off DNA quantity input specification is 50 ng of double stranded DNA.
The minimum cut-off RNA quality is RIN 8.0. We accept samples with lower RIN, but each sample type is
different and we cannot gaurantee that it works. The minimum input RNA quantity varies by sampel type,
please confirm with Second Genome that the quantity is acceptable.
One microliter of each specimen will be quantified and if 75% or more of the specimens meet this
minimum specification the project will be processed. If fewer than 75% of the specimens meet this
specification the project will be taken offline and you will be notified. If no remedy is available
there is a project management and handling fee (please contact your sales representative for fee amount).
If 75% or more of the specimens meet this minimum specification those specimens meeting the specification will
be carried forward through the assay and data analysis. If fewer than 75% of the specimens meet this
specification the project will be taken offline and the Client will be notified. The Client will be charged a
project management and laboratory materials and handling fee (please contact your sales representative for fee amount).
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services referenced above.
A Service Agreement already in place between Second Genome and the Client will supersede these Terms and Conditions.
Ship specimens frozen. Ship Monday-Wednesday. DO NOT SHIP OVER WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS.
Please print a copy of this specimen shipment form and include it with your samples. Please follow the instructions provided by Second Genome, Inc. and ship your specimens to the following address:Second Genome
3155 Northwoods Pl NW
Norcross, GA 30071
Please contact Luisa Chan at email@example.com or 650-618-5563 to determine shipping location for your samples.