What is Aliquoting?
Aliquoting involves the dividing of a sample to provide multiple separate tubes for storage or analysis.
Aliquoting is particularly important for protecting against processing hazards such as freeze-thaw cycles.
Aliquoting is central to good project management, as it allows samples to be maintained for future use, even where that use is not currently known. This is useful in a research context where follow-up projects may require samples to be reanalyzed.
High-capacity automated aliquoting like the service provided here at Sampled means that samples can be processed quickly and in parallel to ensure quality and efficiency.
Why Use Sampled’s Aliquoting Services?
Our team has vast experience in processing a wide array of sample types. This means that whatever sample you send us, we will handle it appropriately and ensure that it is safe and suitable for future use.
Here at Sampled, we are completely flexible to the needs of our clients. We can provide any number of aliquots that the client would like, at any volume and in any container type. This means our clients are not limited in their choices for future storage and analysis possibilities. Our robust documentation system means that all aliquots will be accounted for and stored appropriately and safely.
By trusting your aliquoting and analysis needs to Sampled you can be sure to get the most out of your sample. The samples we aliquot can be stored and processed on-site which means there is minimal handling and less chance for damage or deterioration of the sample. Samples can be aliquoted and immediately sent to the laboratory for processing, meaning you have the best chance of getting great data from your analysis. Our Hamilton instrument provides automated aliquoting so we are prepared to handle a large volume of samples. This means your samples will be aliquoted without delay, leaving you free to better manage your project.
Applications of Aliquoting
Aliquoting is central to our sample processing service at Sampled and thus its applications are practically infinite.
- Disease identification
- Drug discovery
- Clinical trials
- Research studies
- Biomarker discovery
- Population health studies
- Novel genome assembly
- Disease modeling
- Development modeling
How Does Aliquoting Work?
Samples can be received either externally from clients or internally from the laboratory or extraction team. Samples will always be stored appropriately during handling.
At Sampled our Hamilton instrument can generate any number of aliquots at any volume in any container type. This gives our clients full flexibility to decide how they want their samples to be processed. The instrumentation we use is highly accurate as well as high-throughput meaning efficiency is maximized without sacrificing precision. We are also prepared to manually aliquot samples where appropriate depending on our client’s needs.
After aliquoting we can send aliquots directly for analysis, storage, or shipment to the client or a third party of the client’s choosing. Our logistics team can organize the shipping leaving you free to plan your project.
What Are the Input Requirements for Aliquoting?
Here at Sampled our team is prepared to aliquot a vast array of sample types from species including but not limited to human, mouse, and rat. Some of these sample types include:
- Protein samples
- Isolated nucleic acids (DNA/RNA)
Where possible our team performs stringent quality control checks to ensure the quality of your aliquoted sample.
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