We recommend that you send liquid samples in screw cap (with gasket) Eppendorf tubes packed in such a way that are cushioned from the effects of FedEx. If a gasket-equipped tube is not available, use Parafilm to assure that the cap does not pop off in shipping. Keeping the sample cool is at the discretion of the investigator. We can receive packages with wet ice or dry ice but all samples can only be received during normal business hours.
Samples for sequencing that are on PVDF membranes do not require being kept cool. We recommend sending dried membranes between two pieces of clean filter paper by FedEx Letter. We discourage you from sending individual slices of PVDF membrane. Also, please include a print (or sketch) of the membrane indicating which band(s) to sequence.
The Protein Sequencing Sample Submittal Form should accompany the sample. This form is available on this website and can be filled out on line. It cannot be sent electronically except as an attachment and we prefer that it be printed out and accompany the sample. Please include all information requested and provide any special requests.
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that your sample is coming so we can look for its arrival. We will notify you by email upon its receipt.