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STORAGE & RETENTION OF SAMPLES

Storage of Samples

All samples and client prepared libraries upon entering the facility are unpackaged and checked for breakages. If tubes are broken, then the client will be contacted immediately and will be asked to resend the samples or client prepared libraries.

All DNA samples and prepared libraries are stored in a -20oC freezer, and all RNA samples are stored in a -80oC chest freezer. 

Retention and Return of Samples

All samples that enter the facility, both DNA and RNA, and prepared libraries are stored for a period of 6 months after project completion, after which samples and libraries could be destroyed.

During the 6 months after project completion, customers can request return of the samples. Please contact MGS lab manager (+64 6 951 9080). Libraries prepared by the service will not be returned to clients.