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University of Wisconsin–Madison

DNA Sequencing Facility

The UW-Madison Biotechnology Center is currently open and following the university's COVID-19 Response regarding campus operations.

Extractions - HMW - 20200608

High Throughput DNA Extraction

Service Description

Our team has years of experience handling DNA extractions from a wide variety of samples types from humans, plants, and animals. Some of our favorite projects include animal saliva and bird feathers – just to name a few.  Below you’ll find our most common extraction methods.  If you don’t see your sample type listed, please contact us so we can learn more about your project and see where it fits into our extraction workflow*. We have extensive experience troubleshooting difficult to extract sample types and are excited to tackle your species of interest.  

QIACube HT Extractions

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We utilize the QIACube HT, Qiagen’s automated extraction robot, to perform high throughput extractions in a 96 well plate format for the sample types below. 

DNA Extraction Sample Types

*Some sample types are in development for the QCHT--such as saliva, but can be extracted with other methods until we fully offer the high-throughput service.

Please note: All human samples collected during and after November 2019 are considered COVID-19 pandemic specimens. If you would like DNA extracted from these types of samples please contact the facility to discuss the details of your project. 

General Guidelines

  • Getting Started

  • New Lab or Customer Access

  • Sample Submission

High-Throughput Extraction Guidelines

Sample Types

  • Buccal Swabs

  • Whole Blood (Low-throughput)

  • Whole Blood (High-throughput)

  • Mammalian Tissue

  • Oragene Saliva Kits

  • Fecal & Soil Samples

  • Plant Tissue

  • Other

Extraction Policies

  • Policies

Extraction Pricing
High Throughput Extraction Pricing
EXTERNAL RATES: Clients not affiliated with UW Madison or the University of Wisconsin system are charged a 55% surcharge for all labor and incidentals provided; prices are as listed above.  This surcharge is subject to change.
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Unless otherwise specified, all data and reagents distributed by the University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center DNA Sequencing Facility are intended for research purposes only. They are not intended nor certified for diagnostic or clinical use.  Clinical services are provided through our collaboration with the UW Collaborative Genomics Core.