How to Submit Samples
We recommend sending us your frozen primary samples, which are either whole blood or tissue samples. This ensures preparation of high quality DNA at Epiontis, which is the analyzed substance for our qPCR immune monitoring service. If you prefer to send us cells or PBMCs, please talk to us about the special requirements of sample buffer and volume.
To ensure measurements with high precision, 0.3 - 4 µg of isolated genomic DNA is needed, depending on the assay type. This amount can usually be isolated from 25 - 250 µl of blood (EDTA, citrate or heparin preservation) or 0.4 to 1.75 million leukocytes. If FACS sorted samples with enriched target cell content are analysed, significantly less DNA is needed. For projects with limited sample amounts, a high sensitivity assay setup is available.
Please contact us with any questions regarding sample requirements or arrangements for sample shipment.
For detailed information in regard to sample inputs and shipment instructions, please refer to our Guideline for Collecting and Packing Clinical Samples.
Shipping to Epiontis (Germany)
To avoid customs delays, it is recommended specifying samples in the cover letter / letter of consignment as follows:
- blood*/cells*/genomic DNA* of human origin (*delete as applicable)
- non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-infectious
- for research purpose only
- commercial value: 1US$/1 Euro
Please ship samples to:
Attention Julia Oppatt
Rudower Chaussee 29
12489 Berlin Germany
Please notify Epiontis prior to shipment (to check for German holidays) and provide the carrier’s tracking number as soon as the samples have been shipped (Julia Oppatt, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Epiontis will confirm receipt of the tracking information, monitor the progress of the shipment, and subsequently confirm sample receipt. Please contact us with any questions regarding sample requirements or to arrange for sample shipment.