Quantitative PCR (qPCR) and Digital PCR (dPCR)


From gene expression and genotyping to copy number variation (CNV) analysis and viral titer, GENEWIZ Multiomics & Synthesis Solutions offer a versatile polymerase chain reaction (PCR) portfolio that can be tailored to support the needs of your genomics project. Whether through endpoint or real-time detection, our unmatched quantitative PCR (qPCR) or digital PCR (dPCR) capabilities provide you with precise, rapid quantitation of nucleic acid sequences to simplify and advance the path toward your next breakthrough. Reach out to our experts to discuss your specific needs for nucleic acid detection.



PCR Services: Relative or Absolute Quantitation

Quantitative PCR (qPCR)

qPCR is the tried-and-true method for real-time detection of nucleic acid sequences, providing high-throughput analysis for speed and scalability. No matter the size of your sample concentrations, this method offers a wide detection range of target sequences. Select from convenient and affordable predeveloped assays or partner with our assay experts to design a custom assay to meet your project requirements.

Digital PCR (dPCR)NEW

dPCR provides absolute quantitation of nucleic acid sequences without the need for complex standard curves or reference targets. Through micro reactions, dPCR is highly sensitive for increased detection of rare transcripts and low-frequency targets. This endpoint method is optimal for reproducibility and offers straightforward data analysis and interpretation of your results.

Key Applications


  • Gene expression
  • Copy number variation (with standard curve)
  • Confirmatory testing of NGS data
  • SNP genotyping and allelic discrimination
  • Methylation analysis (CpG)
  • Pathogen detection and quality control
  • Customized qPCR solutions


  • Absolute copy number variation (CNV)
  • Rare mutation and allelic discrimination
  • Low-abundance transcript detection
  • Viral titer (copies/mL)
  • Vector copy number (copies/genome)
  • Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) detection in liquid biopsy

PCR for Clinical Research

Regulatory guidelines recommend the use of PCR methodology for multiple quality and safety checkpoints throughout the drug development process. For cell and gene therapy products, hyper-sensitive dPCR has largely been used for the evaluation of viral titer as well as quantification of viral vector copy number (VCN) of treated cells for AAV, lentivirus, and retrovirus.
Contact us to learn how our customized PCR solutions can help you advance your clinical research.

Features And Benefits

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    Experimental Design and Optimization

    To ensure project success
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    Assay Development and Validation

    Customized to meet your project needs
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    Standard and Customized Data Analysis

    Options available
High-throughput capacity using a single vendor for scalable PCR assays and other NGS approaches to supplement and extend your results
Ph.D.–level project managers to provide expertise in primer design, optimization, and troubleshooting
Streamline operations by integrating PCR with other GENEWIZ services and more from Azenta Life Sciences
Complete cell and gene therapy solutions including CAP/CLIA-certified solutions to deliver high-quality cell and gene therapies

Ensure Complete Plasmid Validation on Your First Attempt

with Oxford Nanopore Sequencing



PCR Workflow

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    1. Assay/Primer Design

  • Sample Prep

    2. Sample Preparation

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    3. PCR Processing

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    4. Data Analysis & Reporting

Sample Types Accepted

Viral Particles




Cell or Tissue

Blog | NGS, PCR, or Sanger Sequencing: An Assay Selection Guide

This selection guide offers practical information about PCR + Sanger, qPCR, and NGS approaches to help you determine which assay best suits your project requirements, along with an interactive assay selection tool to aid your decision making.


*Samples must arrive at the GENEWIZ New Jersey laboratory before 10:00 am EST to qualify for Same Day service. Note that direct-sequencing templates are not available for our Same Day service.

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