About Us

The College of Biological Sciences UCDNA Sequencing Facility is a core facility committed to providing quality sequencing and service to all University of California campus research facilities. Our reputation as a high quality service facility and our dedication to assisting in the pursuit of research has enabled us to extend our services beyond academic institutions to include research institutions collaborating with universities as well as private companies.

We are located on the main UC Davis campus in 0208 Storer Hall. Please note our hours of operation are Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm, excluding holidays.

Please note that due to staff shortages as a result of COVID-19 restrictions and large sample volumes, current turn-around time is approximately 2-3 business days.

**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 DNAdivas@ucdavis.edu 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 DNAdivas@ucdavis.edu to let us know how many samples you will be sending and when.

Thank you from the UCDNA Sequencing Staff

With over 35 years combined experience, we pride ourselves in giving our customers exceptional customer service and accurate results with the quickest turn around time possible. Our prices are extremely competitive starting at $5.50/reaction with discounts for larger orders. Feel free to explore the links at the left to find out more about us! For a printable quick reference guide for our UC Davis customers click here.

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

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

VM3B Annex 1240 (NE corner of VM3B) *daily pick-up M-F 11am

1106 Research I (UCD Med Center) *M-F pick-up by request only

(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 11:00am should arrive at the UCDNA Sequencing Faciliity in time to be processed that day. Orders dropped off at VM3B after 11:00am and samples dropped off at UCDMC will typically have a 1-day delay.


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