Fragment Analysis (Ready-to-Run Genotyping)

Please submit reactions & fluorescent DNA ladder in deionized formamide in a v-bottom 96 well polypropylene micro-titer plate rather than a PCR plate. Please call us if you need help finding ABI 3730xl compatible semi-skirted plates. Samples can be prepared as follows: Mix 1 ml of high quality deionized formamide (ABI Hi-Di Formamide, Life Technologies, Catalog #4311320) with 100 µl of dye-labeled size standard aliquot 10 µl per well and then add 1 to 3 µl of diluted PCR product per well. Adding more than 3 µl of PCR product per 10 µl of formamide produces poor results, less is better (capillary machine can detect much less than can be detected on an agarose gel).

If you prefer, you can send 1 µl of diluted fluorescent PCR products in 96-well plates, and a GGBC technician will add ROX 500, ROX 1000, or GeneScan Liz 500, or GeneScan Liz 600 size standard + formamide (see prices below).

When submitting a genotyping plate, you must specify which fluorescent chemistry you are using. As we have different protocols for 4-color [(FAM, HEX, NED, ROX), (FAM, JOE, NED, ROX), (FAM, VIC, NED, ROX)] and 5-color [FAM, VIC, NED, PET, LIZ], samples cannot be run until we know which chemistry was used. Do not mix 4 and 5-color on the same plate. If using ROX 1000, please choose ROX 1000 as your chemistry when completing the order form.

Please submit ALL samples in a SEMI-SKIRTED 96-well plate. Please use conical bottom plates and not round/flat bottom plates.


Sample Submission and Data Retrieval

Please go to the FBS Portal page to submit your order and to retrieve your data. More instructions on how to submit your samples.

Prices and Quotes

Contact for Financial Inquiries and Quote Requests

Please email Kim and Elizabeth at, for financial inquiries or to request a quote. Be as specific as possible, so that they can more quickly assist you.

Current Price List

Service DescriptionUGA feeNon-UGA feeCommercial fee
Ready-to-run genotyping$75/plate$88.50/plate$93.75/plate
GGBC 500 ROX size std$0.36/well$0.43/well$0.45/well
GGBC 1000 ROX size std$0.42/well$0.50/well$0.53/well
GeneScan Liz 500 size std$0.80/well$0.94/well$1.00/well
GeneScan Liz 600 size std$0.80/well$0.94/well$1.00/well

Prices are subject to change without notice. To get a quote, please contact GGBC.

Data Analysis

Any of the following programs can be used  for genotyping data, but training and support are not available through GGBC .

Low-cost research data storage is available through the Georgia Advanced Computing Resource Center.