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DNA/RNA quantification

We offer several options to quantify your DNA or RNA

Digital PCR

Digital PCR yields extremely precise quantification, allowing for a more accurate pooling.

SpectraMax M2

SpectraMax M2 provides concentration measurement for samples in a plate.

  • You can use the SpectraMax in self-service mode. You are expected to provide your reagents, plates and supplies.
  • You can order a full plate DNA or RNA quantification as part of the large projects pipeline. We charge for full plates no matter the number of samples in the plate.

Qubit

The Qubit provides concentration measurement for samples in individuals tubes.

This instrument is available to rent at no fee if you are using our sequencing services (e.g. library preparation, pooling, NGS sequencing, or Sanger sequencing). You are expected to provide your reagents, tubes and supplies.

Note that sample quantification prior to sequencing is included in our NGS library preparation for both large or small projects.

QuickDrop

The QuickDrop Spectrophotometer is available to rent at no fee if you are using our sequencing services (e.g. library preparation, pooling, NGS sequencing, or Sanger sequencing). You are expected to provide your reagents, plates, and supplies.

Service pricing

DNA/RNA quantification
DescriptionInternal price (Cornell and Cornell affiliates)External price
Digital PCR, Illumina library quantification, reactions set up by the Genomics Facility $24 per sample inquire
Spectramax DNA quantification, large projects library quantification $120 per plate inquire
Spectramax DNA quantification, large projects library quantification $150 per plate inquire

Instrument pricing

Digital PCR QX200 (Bio-Rad)

More info about Digital PCR QX200 (Bio-Rad)
Digital PCR QX200 (Bio-Rad)
DescriptionInternal price (Cornell and Cornell affiliates)External price
QX200 Digital PCR - User operated* $20 per column read (8 samples) $32.80 per column read (8 samples)
*Users provide all reagents and supplies. Please contact us for training and self-service operation.

SpectraMax M2 spectrophotometer/fluorometer (Molecular Devices)

More info about SpectraMax M2 spectrophotometer/fluorometer (Molecular Devices)
SpectraMax M2 spectrophotometer/fluorometer (Molecular Devices)
DescriptionInternal price (Cornell and Cornell affiliates)
SpectraMax M2 Free - up to 12 samples*. Talk to the facility for scheduling
*Users provide all reagents and supplies

Qubit 3.0 (ThermoFisher Scientific)

More info about Qubit 3.0 (ThermoFisher Scientific)
Qubit 3.0 (ThermoFisher Scientific)
DescriptionInternal price (Cornell and Cornell affiliates)External price
Qubit (ThermoFisher Scientific) Free rental. See instructions above. contact us

QuickDrop spectrophotometer (Molecular Devices)

More info about QuickDrop spectrophotometer (Molecular Devices)
QuickDrop spectrophotometer (Molecular Devices)
DescriptionInternal price (Cornell and Cornell affiliates)External price
QuickDrop Free rental. See instructions above. contact us