Yes, the Arizona Genetics Core is Good Laboratory Practices Compliant. We offer advanced reagent tracking, advanced facility monitoring, and sample tracking with Clarity LIMs.
A registration tutorial is available for iLab Operations Software. University of Arizona users should register with their NetID. Off-campus users can register with any valid email address. You will need to provide a University of Arizona KFS account number or provide alternate billing information to establish your account. Email our Billing Office firstname.lastname@example.org for core business questions.
Arizona Genetics Core has areas for bio-safety level 2 (BSL-2) agents. If you are concerned about potentially infectious agents in your project samples, please contact laboratory staff.
Arizona Genetics Core can accept biological samples from animals and humans. It is the responsibility of the PI and research team collecting the samples to comply with all relevant regulations and guidance in collecting and researching materials of this nature. Samples that are not collected in a compliant manner will not be accepted nor processed.
Arizona Genetics Core is eager to work with researchers from the University of Arizona as well as researchers from other academic institutions and the private sector.
The Arizona Genetics Core will keep project materials on-hand for 3 months after data is returned / project completed. After 3 months, samples and materials will be disposed of in keeping with our SOPs. If you would like to receive your materials back from us please arrange with Arizona Genetics Core during the project planning stages. If you have questions about this policy please contact our facility.
Some of our equipment is available for trained users. This equipment includes a NanoDrop, Agilent Bioanalyzer, and our Real-Time PCR instruments. Please visit the Schedule Equipment tab in the iLab Operations software, and select an instrument to make a reservation. Other Arizona Genetics Core equipment is operated by facility staff and is offered as part of a service.
Arizona Genetics Core does not offer imaging services. We recommend the University Spectroscopy and Imaging Facilities (USIF) for your electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) and X-ray diffraction needs. For MRI and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, please contact the Biological Magnetic Resonance Facility (BMR).
No, we recommend you contact the Flow Cytometry Core facility. The Flow Cytometry Core has recently added a cabinet which facilitates workflows with BLS-2 agents. Contact this core to ask how their facility may advance your research.
Our facility is located in the Thomas W. Keating BioResearch Building Room 106 (map). Label your submission with the Numbers at the end of your Service ID. Please leave your submission in the freezer outside the door. Sequencing staff members will check in your submission online.
Users at the south side of UArizona Main campus may drop off their templates in the refrigerator in Life Sciences South Room 205. There is a daily pickup from that location.
Remote users can mail their samples to the following address (If you are sending plates please see our 96-well plate and cap guidelines below):
Arizona Genetics Core -
1657 E. Helen St. Rm 106
Tucson, AZ 85721-0240
For simple services, users will be billed at the beginning of the calendar month following when results were submitted to the user. For ongoing projects, billing will occur monthly for work performed the month prior. Please contact Arizona Genetics Core (email@example.com) or the ARL Billing Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Arizona users can easily pay with a KFS account number. Outside users can pay with a check, credit card, or pre-established PO. Wire transfers are accepted with an additional 25$ transfer fee.