What do I need?

Cygenia provides different epigenetic diagnostic services. Depending on the field of application either 1 mL of blood (fresh or frozen), buccal swabs, cell pellets of about 200,000 cells, or 300 ng of genomic DNA are required. It is also possible to isolate DNA from cryopreserved samples with DMSO-containing medium (without taking them into culture) or to use frozen cell pellets. Sample collection according to the guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki (Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects) is responsibility of the sender. Samples have to be provided anonymously without identification of donors or patients.

The best suitable format for plastic ware (or multititer plates) depends on the study design. Please contact Cygenia for further information for your specific application and to arrange an appointment for receiving samples (info@cygenia.com).

Shipment does not require dry ice. There may be additional costs for customs. Please refer to the corresponding quote to enable clear assignment at Cygenia.