Next Generation Sequencing

SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing

Detect variants of concern, and identify variants of interest with next generation sequencing

Sequencing the genome of a virus enables the detection of variants. Mutations in the genome of a virus may change how transmissible and how symptoms develop. Our advanced whole genome sequencing capabilities support the mandatory day 2 and day 8 testing of international arrivals carried out in our PCR testing lab. High throughput automated workflows give reliable, accurate and high quality data.

  • Ion GeneStudio™ S5 Prime Sequencer for rapid throughput semiconductor based targeted sequencing.
  • Ion Chef™ Instrument for automated library preparation and chip templating.

Accurate and reliable

Our sequencing systems are capable of a read depth of more than 1000 times with more than 90% coverage. Massively parallel next generation sequencing gives more than 15 million reads in a single workflow, ensuring accurate and reliable data. This information is vital in supporting the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Samples are processed in our accredited lab here at EM Analytical, which conforms to all regulatory requirements, including ISO 17025.

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