The UMaine eDNA laboratory conducts all aspects of eDNA research and testing. Staff develop assays, collect, process and test environmental DNA samples. We are also available to consult for sampling design.

We currently test using qPCR, but will soon offer Next-Gen sequencing via Illumina Miseq as well as ddPCR.

For more information and a detailed list of what we can test for visit our Services webpage

  • Survey design consultation
  • Sample collection
  • Sample filtration
  • DNA extraction
  • Inhibition clean-up
  • Sample testing
  • Starting copy number calculation
  • Results summary with quality controls
  • Survey interpretation and analysis consulting
  • Training

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