Colony PCR

The Colony PCR service is a PCR fragment amplification service, generating PCR products suitable for Sanger Sequencing. The service requires a direct PCR from a 96 well plate of Liquid Culture, processed with 2 primers that amplify the region of interest. We then purify the 96 well plate of PCR products and Sequence the fragments with a Sequencing primer(s). The Sequencing data is collected and delivered within 24 hours of sample receipt.

A free consultation is available to discover more about the Sequencing services we can offer you.

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Sequencing Portal Video Guides

For a list of user guide videos that walks you through how to place orders on the sequencing portal click here.

How Does it Work?

Place Order


Register for an online account here.

Creating a Sanger Sequencing Order

Begin placing your sequencing order here.

Template Type

Select the appropriate ‘Template Type’. The screen will adjust so you can provide details of the template and confirm that you have read and understood the sample requirements.

Prepare Samples

Prepare Your Samples

Enter details of the sample submission format including tubes, plates and orientation of the plate.

Primer Synthesis (optional add-on)

Source BioScience stocks a collection of 40 common primers from which you can choose (free of charge) for your Sanger Sequencing. If, however, you require a primer/s that we do not stock, you might like to make use of our Primer Synthesis option.

Secondary Structure Resolution (optional add-on)

When sequencing templates which are G-C-rich, contain hairpin structures, repetitive regions or troublesome sequences, we recommend including our Secondary Structure Treatment Solution (dGTP chemistry) with your order.

This optional add-on aids the sequencing process by disrupting the production of secondary structures, as well as aiding the initiation of the sequencing process, to yield higher quality reads.

Template Requirements

150ul of Overnight Culture – glycerol free where possible, supplied in a 96 well plate.

A forward and reverse colony primer is required to amplify region of interest. Colony primers to be sent at a concentration of 10pmol/ul in a volume of 100ul per primer, per plate.

Sequencing primers to be sent at a concentration of 3.2pmol/ul in a volume of 300ul per plate.

Analysis Settings

Complete the Analysis settings required for this order. Each question mark will open new page with a detailed explanation of the particular option. You can also add additional recipients for the data.

Reaction Details

This information can be added individually or added as an Excel template. If adding the sample and primer details manually, the list of free stock primers will be available from our drop down list. Samples which have been correctly recorded will appear in the Job Summary. Once the details are recorded, click ‘Submit Application’.

Sending Your Samples

Place your samples in a secure package marked with the order number, and either deposit them in your Source Genomics drop box for collection, or use our FREEPOST labels to send your samples to us by post. Samples will be processed as soon as they arrive at a Source Genomics lab, and your data will be with you within 24 hours of sample receipt.

Receive Data

Your samples will be processed as soon as they arrive at Source Genomics, and your data will be emailed within 24 hours of sample receipt.

Note: You are now able to purchase eVouchers to cover all types of pre-treatment and Sequencing reactions enabling you to place your orders more simply.


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  • Global labs sequencing global samples
  • Direct contact with the Laboratory
  • What ever you need, we can deliver
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Contact us today and one of our skilled account managers will be in touch with a free consultation including further information and pricing details.

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