Before you can submit samples, it is important that you get help from a qualified and experienced Bioinformaticist with experimental design. In order to fill out our Sample Submission forms, you will need to answer a number of questions that you probably can’t answer without help. You will also need to provide us with the contact information of your Bioinformaticist anyway!
The first time you attempt to submit samples for NextGen sequencing, we will generally question you very closely to make sure that you understand (1) the possible cost of the experiment, (2) the method by which your data will be analyzed and (3) the experimental design parameters. NextGen sequencing can be a huge waste of money if you are not prepared appropriately.
We strongly suggest that you prepare the actual samples before you enter the sequencing request into our website. Please look in the pulldown menus (“Platforms’ or ‘Services” - either will get you to the same places) to find the sequencing method that you and your Bioinformaticist and I have chosen for your project. Those menu pages give important sample preparation details.
Once you are ready to fill out the Sample Submission forms, look for the ‘Submit Samples’ menu pulldown at the top of our home page. Choose the appropriate submission type, and fill out the form. You will be give a tracking number to write on each of your tubes. Please make sure it is written legibly! You will also be give a “Submission ID”, which is a short number from which we can look up (i) who you are, (ii) what type of sequencing you need, and (iii) what sample numbers to expect on your tubes.