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Genomic and RNA Profiling Core Facility

Houston, Texas

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Genomic and RNA Profiling Core
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Affymetrix Analytical Services and Pricing

GeneChip® probe arrays are manufactured through a unique and robust process, a combination of photolithography and combinational chemistry. With a minimum number of synthesis steps, the technology produces arrays with hundreds of thousands of different probes packed at an extremely high density enabling researchers to obtain high quality, genome-wide data using small sample volumes. (Images courtesy of Affymetrix.)

manufacturing process data on a GeneChip® probe array

The Genomic and RNA Profiling Core processes RNA and DNA samples for use on the Affymetrix GeneChip® platform. Prices and services are shown below for Baylor clients.

SAMPLE QUALITY SERVICES COST**
Sample Quality Control (Diluted) PicoChip - One small concentration (< 25 ng/µl) sample tested for quality assessment on the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer using the Lab-On-A-Chip Technology and the Nanodrop ND-1000 Spectrophotometer. Please bring samples during normal sample drop-off times. $24/sample
Sample Quality Control (Diluted) NanoChip - One sample (between 25 ng/µl and 500 ng/µl) tested for quality assessment on the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer using the Lab-On-A-Chip Technology and the Nanodrop ND-1000 Spectrophotometer. Please bring samples during normal sample drop-off times. $18/sample
Sample Quality Control Genomic DNA- One sample (50 ng/nl or greater) for use on the Affymetrix SNP Mapping Arrays (10K, 100K set, 500K set). Please bring samples during normal sample drop-off times. $18/sample
Sample QC (Non-Diluted) - there is an additional charge if GARP is required to dilute your sample. $25/sample
Sample QC Printed Report - Report of RNA Quality of all samples done in a single day, pulled together, printed, email notification, and delivery with explanation. $21/request
Sample QC Electronic Report - This is the RNA QC report electronically available to the user through MAID. $6/request
GENE EXPRESSION/RNA ANALYSIS SERVICES COST**
Affymetrix Labeling (Total RNA) - This service includes time, reagents, cleanup, and QC for RT, 2nd strand synthesis, IVT with biotin, fragmentation, of 5.0 µg of total RNA. $410/sample
SNP GENOTYPING/DNA ANALYSIS SERVICES COST**
Affymetrix Labeling (Genomic DNA) - This service includes time, reagents, cleanup, and QC for the restriction digest, ligation, PCR, fragmentation, and end-labeling, of 1.5 µg of genomic DNA for the Affymetrix SNP 6.0 Array. $230/sample/chip
HYBRIDIZATION & SCANNING SERVICES COST**
Affymetrix Hybridization - Hybridization services using our control spikes, hybridization solutions and cocktail to load users' sample(s) on to a GeneChip® Expression Array, Exon Array, or Gene ST Array $90/array
Affymetrix Washing/Staining on the Fluidics Station - Preparing a GeneChip® Array for washing and staining with SAPE after hybridization on the Affymetrix Fluidics Station. $145/array
Laser Scanning on the GeneChip Scanner 3000 - Scanning a single GeneChip® on the Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000. $30/array

** Above pricing is for users outside the Baylor Institution. Support funding from NIH center grants allows GARP to offer reduced pricing to certain investigators who qualify. Please contact GARP to inquire about reduced pricing. Pricing for Baylor investigators is lower than pricing displayed.

NOTE: Users wishing to submit aRNA (amplified RNA) need to READ and UNDERSTAND the protocol that they plan to use and have VERY GOOD experimental design so that usable material is the result (i.e., labeled appropriately). Users who wish to do amplification of small quantities of RNA should meet with GARP before starting their experiment to make sure their experimental design is appropriate.

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