Submitting Samples

Sample Submission for Illumina Sequencing

Please ship your samples following these instructions:

  • Pre-register your samples in our LIMS before shipping.
  • Upload your QC documents (bioanalyzer reports, gel images, etc.) to the LIMS
  • Clearly label and seal all samples:
    • For 1.5 ml tubes, label top and include the LIMS ID on the side of each tube
    • For 96-well plates, label the plate (not the film or foil) with the LIMS ID.  Ensure plate is completely sealed.  Caps from 8-strip tubes can be used in place of foil or film, be sure they fit tightly on plate.
  • Protect tubes or 96-well plates during shipping by packing them in a secondary container, such as a 50 ml conical tube or freezer box.
  • Include your LIMS submission form with your shipment.
  • Ship samples overnight on dry ice.  Packages are accepted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am-5pm (except holidays, holidays are listed below).
    • Shipping on Thursday for Friday delivery is not recommended.
  • Obtain a tracking number for your shipment and notify us of your shipment.  We will confirm receipt.
  • Use FedEx for international shipments. 

If you are mailing samples, please ship them per the instructions above and send them to the following address:

Shari Tjugum-Holland
612 Wilson Road, S-18 D
East Lansing, MI 48824


University Holidays:

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