FAQs

Yes, the UAGC 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 ARL Billing Office (corebusiness@email.arizona.edu) for core business questions.

The UAGC 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.

UAGC is eager to work with researchers from the University of Arizona as well as researchers from other academic institutions and the private sector.

UAGC 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 UAGC 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 UAGC equipment is operated by facility staff and is offered as part of a service.

UAGC 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.

For live cell assays please contact the Functional Genomics Core - ask how they can help take your assays to a high-throughput plate format.

To sign up for an account with iLab Operations Software navigate to the site and click register in the upper right corner. UofA users will reigister with your NetID while external users will provide a valid email address. View detailed registration instructions.

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 work performed the month prior. Please contact UAGC (uagc@email.arizona.edu) or the ARL Billing Office (corebusiness@email.arizona.edu)

University of Arizona users can easily pay with a KFS account number. Outside users can pay with a credit card or pre-established PO. Pay online with a credit card once your invoice has been issued.

In addition to the following FAQ's we have detailed information sections on select topics  

Microsatellites
Sequencing
QPCR
Agena BioScience MassARRAY®