eDNA Laboratory Services
Smith-Root is exclusively partnered with Precision Biomonitoring—a spin-off from the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Guelph (home of the Barcode of Life Project)—to offer our customers laboratory analysis for their environmental DNA (eDNA) samples.
We offer laboratory-based qPCR analysis for detection of single targets as well as metabarcoding analysis for surveying aquatic communities. Our partnership with Precision Biomonitoring allows us to offer our customers high-quality laboratory services from industry leaders at a guaranteed competitive price. Our customers can rest assured that their samples will be analyzed in a top-rated facility by molecular scientists applying the most advanced protocols and methods.
How It Works
Using our eDNA laboratory service is a straightforward process. You collect samples using the eDNA Sampler Backpack (rentals available) or any alternative eDNA filtration protocol. Once you have collected your samples, send us the individually-labeled filter samples using our eDNA preservation kit, and we will conduct the appropriate molecular analysis of the DNA content from your filters. The results are provided to you in a summarized report. We can archive your samples for up to two years if needed.