Quality Control

Note: The UMGC will be closed from Monday, May 16 - Friday, May 20, and we will not be processing or receiving samples during this week. 


The UMGC offers a variety of quality control services that are essential to many workflows ranging from initial sample evaluation to final product quality. Quantification of nucleic acids is available both by spectrophotometric and dye based fluorometric assays, while sample quality may be assessed via Agilent sizing. Functional assays are also available utilizing qPCR to check quality of genotyping samples as well as to determine sequencing functionality of NGS libraries. These quality assessment tools form the foundation of many UMGC protocols, and all can also be accessed as standalone services.

For more information, please email umgc-qc@umn.edu.