Sample requirements

Sample requirements

MAF accepts DNA extracted from most materials, e.g. blood, cells, saliva,  whole genome amplified (WGA) and filter paper spot is accepted on a case by case basis.

MAF recommends using a fluorometric technology such as PicoGreen® or Qubit® to measure DNA concentration. For Agena methods, spectrophotometric DNA concentration measurements are also accepted.

Any DNA left following the completion of a project, can be returned on request.

 Agena genotypingAgena methylationIllumina genotypingIllumina methylation
Concentration:4 ng/µL11 ng/µL11 ng/µL11 ng/µL
Volume:>15 µl>50 µl>50 µl>100 µl
Plate type:ABgene AB-0800ABgene AB-0800ABgene AB-0800ABgene AB-0800
Number of Empty wells/96 well plate:643

Sending samples to MAF

Plates should be labelled as in the corresponding Plate_layout file. Prior to sending samples to MAF: download the Delivery Note form, fill it in and print it out. This Delivery Note printout should then accompany the samples to MAF.

If sending samples via aircraft, seal plates with tight cap strips or send the DNA dried in the plates. Plates sealed with PCR film may leak their contents when shipped via aircraft.

Sample delivery address:

Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge
Mutation Analysis Facility, MAF
KFC, Novum plan 5
Hälsovägen 7
141 57 Huddinge

Contact person – Agena projects:

Ann-Charlotte Rönn, PhD (Project coordinator)
Tel: +46 8 5858 3662

Contact person – Illumina projects:

Astrid Fungmark (Laboratory engineer)
Tel: +46 8 5858 3642