Fragment Analysis

Arizona Genetics Core offers Fragment Analysis services with our two ABI3730 DNA Analyzers. The 3730 uses capillary electrophoresis to separate fluorescently labeled DNA fragments.

General Information

Sample Input

Fluorescently labeled DNA fragments (i.e. labeled PCR Products)

Samples can be submitted in 4-Dye or 5-Dye format, simply upload your sample information in iLab Service Request Form

Expected Results

Data is returned in .fsa file format ready for analysis with Applied Biosystems GeneMapper or compatible software. Applications of fragment analysis include Microsatellite Analysis, Genotyping and Mutation Detection.


Sample Preparation Details

Samples should be submitted in strip tubes or 96-well v-bottom plates in column format and will be run at a dilution specified by the customer- default is 1:50.

Compatible dye sets:
     4-Dye: FAM, HEX, NED (internal Size-Standard ROX)
     5-Dye: FAM, VIC, NED, PET (internal Size-Standard Liz)


Log into iLab operations software and select Request Services

Video Tutorial for Fragment Analysis request

Arizona Genetics Core uses an internal Size Standard - GS500LIZ or GS500ROX and conducts Post Processing and QC steps prior to the release of data.

Data is returned to the user's iLab Project as a zipped folder


Academic (UA): $1.57 | Academic (non-UA): $1.88 | Industry: $2.36
Unit: Sample

Turnaround Time

2 business days. Please note cut-off time for sample receipt is 2pm. Otherwise they will be added to the next day's queue.

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Additional Information

Reactions may be pooled to facilitate multiplexing. The Arizona Genetics Core can validate your STR motif by DNA Sequencing.