LabChip® Service  


The PerkinElmer LabChip® GX Touch HT instrument is a high throughput microfluidic-based electrophoresis platform for the quality and quantification analysis of DNA and RNA. It is designed to deliver high quality digital data from very small amounts of sample.

The Massey Genome Service (MGS) is now offering our LabChip® Service for the quality and quantification assessment of DNA and RNA samples. It is a very valuable tool for assessing the quality of your DNA and RNA samples before proceeding with expensive Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Microarray and Gene Expression experiments.

The LabChip Services offered by the MGS are listed in the table below:


*  An RNA control sample is run on each RNA LabChip (UHR Total RNA – Stratagene Cat. #740000-41)

#  Internal Clients - Price includes reagents only. External Clients – Price includes reagents, labour, and instrument running costs. Pricing is in $NZ dollars excluding G.S.T. Prices are subject to change without notice. Internal Clients are identified as Massey University staff and students who are charging work to a Massey university account.

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For Standard Sample Workflow,

10 pg/μL - 500 pg/μL per fragment from 50bp to 2000 bp;

50 pg/μL - 500 pg/μL per fragment from 2000 bp to 5000 bp;

100 pg/μL - 5 ng/μL for smears.

For Limited Sample Workflow (initial concentration),

20 pg/μL - 500 pg/μL per fragment from 50 bp to 2000 bp;

100 pg/μL - 500 pg/μL per fragment from 2000 bp to 5000 bp;

200 pg/μL - 5 ng/μL for smears.

DNA High Sensitivity LabChip® Assay

The DNA High Sensitivity LabChip® assay generates exact sizing and quantification of DNA fragments and smears.The assay produceshighaccuracy with resolution down to 5 bp and sensitivity of 2pg/µl.

RNA Standard LabChip® Assay

The RNA Standard LabChip® assay generates RNA metrics such as peak heights, peak areas, and concentration, which are used to determine an RQS (RNA Quality Score) number for each sample. The RQS has been validated to correlate well with Agilent’s RIN (RNA Integrity Number) and follows the same 0-10 scale rating. The detection RNA concentration is as low as 250 pg/µL.

Genomic DNA LabChip® Assay

The Genomic DNA LabChip® assay provides a fast and consistent digital genomic DNA quality score (GQS) enabling, an immediate determination of sample degradation and size distribution can be made. The GQS ranges from 0 to 5, with 5 representing the highest quality. The reproducibility, compatibility with automation, and throughput of the Genomic DNA assay overcomes the limitations of gel-based methods for qualitative sizing and assessment of degradation of DNA samples.

The guaranteed turnaround time from the MGS receiving your samples to the client receiving the results is a maximum of 5 working days. If urgent processing of samples is required, please contact Xiaoxiao Lin


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