Sample Submission

Please make sure that you have read the information on our DNA Prep/Concentration page where you will find all instructions for sample preparation for the UCDNA Sequencing Lab. Your next step will be to access our online submission system using the "submit order" button below. The instructions for filling out the Excel spreadsheet are embedded in the form. Just move your cursor over the red triangles and the instructions will pop up for you to see. Please include any special instructions at the bottom of your request form.

**COVID-19 Update Jan 25 2021**

California's Statewide December stay-at-home order does not affect UC Davis Phase 2X research so UCDNA Sequencing will continue its normal services.

UCDNA Sequencing is available to receive DNA sequencing samples and fragment analysis runs during specific drop-off times on specific days. Runs and turn-around time on data will vary, depending on sample volume. Current turn-around time is approximately 2-3 days.

DNA Sample Drop-Off Schedule:

Storer Hall: Mon, Wed & Fri until 12pm

VM3B Annex: Mon, Wed & Fri until 11am

UCDMC: By request only

If this schedule does not work for you, please contact us 530-754-9259 and we will arrange another time for you to drop off your samples.

Sample Drop-off Instructions:

Storer Hall is locked and requires authorized access and COVID testing to enter the building so we have provided a FedEx envelope taped to the front doors of Storer Hall for sample drop-off. Place your samples in a clean Ziploc with your order number on it, drop them off in the envelope during our scheduled drop-off times and email that they are there.

The VM3B annex appears to be unlocked now so you may drop samples off on any day of the week. We will pick up samples on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am.

If you have a 96-well plate or fragment analysis samples, you will need to schedule a time to drop off to us in person on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at Storer Hall. We will arrange to meet you at the front or back door of Storer Hall to receive your samples. Please wear your PPE, including mask and gloves.

To minimize any exposure, please exercise caution and refrain from placing orders if you or anyone in your lab has recently been ill. 

Shipping Instructions :

Our receiving department is open M-F so you can ship to us any day during the week. Please email to let us know how many samples you will be sending and when.

Thank you from the UCDNA Sequencing Staff

Once you have submitted your order, bring your DNA to one of our 3 sample drop-off locations listed below. Please be advised that unless you have made prior arrangements with us you will not get your DNA and primers back. See note below on turn-around times and drop-off locations.

NEW!! Now offering 3 sample pick-up locations for your convenience!

0208 Storer Hall Main Lab (basement of Storer Hall) *

VM3B Store Room 1240 (NE corner of VM3B) *twice daily pick-up M-F

1106 Research I (UCD Med Center) *once daily pick-up M-F

(key card access required for access to Research I)

*Please be advised that the earlier in the morning you drop your samples off, the faster you will receive your results. Also note that samples dropped off at VM3B by mid-morning should arrive at the UCDNA Sequencing Faciliity in time to be processed that day. Orders dropped off at VM3B after mid-morning and samples dropped off at UCDMC will typically have a 1-day delay.

We would like to thank Vet Med Central Services (VMCS) on the main UC Davis campus for their help in making these pick-up services possible! They offer daily delivery of supplies to labs on the main campus and to UCDMC so contact them for all of your research needs.

You should receive results within 1-2 business days, depending on our current turn-around time.We will e-mail the results to you when they are finished unless you have provided a disk in which case we will send you an e-mail when you can come pick it up. Larger orders and BAC DNA may take longer.

If you have any problems uploading your online form or have made a mistake on your order form, you do not need to submit a new order. Just e-mail a copy of the corrected form to Thanks and happy sequencing!

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