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.

EM Analytical

Providing advanced imaging and characterisation services

Located at Alderley Park – The largest science park in the North West of England.

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