We help gDNA extraction, sample submission, and interpretation, but you can do your own submission by following below instruction.
- Download the Cell Line Authentication Test Submission Form (DOC)
- Download the Sample Preparation Requirements & Guidelines (PDF)
As detailed in the Sample Preparation Requirements and Guidelines document above, you can either send Genetica at least 200 ng of gDNA from a human cell line to be tested (Cell authentication cost of $48 per sample for Penn State users; ambient temperature shipping); or send a tightly-capped, paraffin-wrapped microfuge tube containing a cell pellet of 100,000 to 5 Million cells (Cell authentication cost of $60 per sample for Penn State users, but sample has to be shipped on dry ice). Only cells with Biosafety Level 1 or 2 designations can be accepted at Genetica.
Cell Line Authentication services are currently only available for human cell lines, as appropriate standardized STR tests for cell lines from other species are not yet validated as of July 2016.
Sample Submission Procedures
First-time users of the Genetica services need to establish an account by emailing the completed Cell Line Authentication Test Submission Form for their first test submissions to CellLine@LabCorp.com, leaving both the Genetica Account Number and the Purchase Card information fields blank.
Genetica will assign you a unique Genetica Account Number, which you will use to retrieve your results online once they are ready, as well as using that account number on subsequent test sample submission sheets.
- Fresh or frozen cells must be shipped on dry ice overnight.
- gDNA can be shipped at ambient temperature.
Include the printed Cell Line Authentication Test Submission Form with the cells or gDNA being sent, and include the purchase card information on that accompanying sheet (alternately, you can call them with Purchase Card information at 800-433-6848).
Shipments must arrive on weekdays only.
Genetica DNA Laboratories – LabCorp
ATTN: Cell Line Services
1440 York Court
Burlington, NC 27215
For subsequent test submissions, include the Genetica Account Number on the emailed Cell Line Authentication Test Submission Form and follow all other instructions as described above for first-time submitters.