Preferred Shipping Containers and Temperatures
Sample Type Container Temperature
Click Here if you would like to see how much template we need for our various services.  We recommend that templates and primers be sent via overnight delivery.  Make sure that all tubes are sturdy, and labeled clearly.  Snap top microcentrifuge tubes should have the caps wrapped with parafilm to prevent the risk of caps opening (especially for non-pressurized airplane transport). Please place all microcentrifuge tubes in 25 or 50 ml screw top tubes, reducing the risk of your individual tubes being crushed.  Please label the plates directly and not only on the foil on top.
Plasmids / PCR products (in plates) Plates should be sealed with foil tape. Dry Ice or Room Temperature. Please do not use wet ice.
Plasmids / PCR products (in tubes) Tubes should have a tight fitting cap, and should also be wrapped with parafilm. Dry Ice or Room Temperature. Please do not use wet ice.
Liquid Culture / Glycerol Stocks Liquid Cultures or Glycerol Stocks for RCA should be shipped with tight fitting caps for samples sent in tubes. Tubes tops should be wrapped in parafilm. Please use foil tape if you are sending deep well blocks.  We recommend that you wrap your shipment with bubble wrap to protect the contents. Please ship at ROOM TEMPERATURE. Please do not use any type of ice.
Colonies that you picked from Agar plates If picked into tubes, the tubes should have a tight fitting cap, and should also be wrapped with parafilm. If picked into plates, the plates should be sealed with foil tape.  We recommend that you wrap your shipment with bubble wrap to protect the contents. Please ship at ROOM TEMPERATURE. Please do not use any type of ice.
Agar plates Agar plates can be shipped as is. They must be wrapped in parafilm. We recommend that you also pad your agar plate with bubble wrap when shipping. Please ship at ROOM TEMPERATURE. Please do not use any type of ice.