Sample Storage Policy

Please reference your service line and region below to find the relevant Sample Storage Policy at Azenta:

Service GENEWIZ Lab Location Sample Storage Policy
NGS All US Labs
UK Lab
Germany Lab

*For information regarding the Sample Storage Policy for NGS samples processed in one of our China labs, please contact us.
• Azenta offers sample storage for up to 3 months following project completion (excluding EZ services). Please contact us for further storage options.
Sanger


All US Labs • Plasmids and PCR (purified and unpurified) samples are stored for 5 business days (1 calendar week) from date of receipt. Primers received along with the plasmids and PCR samples are stored for the same duration. 

• Bacterial colonies, glycerol stocks, and phage are stored for 10 business days (2 calendar weeks) from date of receipt. Primers received along with these samples are stored for the same duration. 

• Bacterial colonies selected to 'Save for Prep' on the Sanger sequencing order form are stored for a maximum of 20 days (4 calendar weeks) from the date of receipt.

• Oligo Retain for Sanger (oligos synthesized by Azenta) are stored for 1 year from date of synthesis.
 UK Lab  • Plasmids and PCR (purified and unpurified) samples are stored for 3 months from date of receipt. Primers received along with the plasmids and PCR samples are stored for the same duration.

• Bacterial colonies, glycerol stocks, and phages are stored for 1 month from date of receipt. Primers received along with these samples are stored for the same duration.

• Oligo Retain for Sanger (oligos synthesized by Azenta) are stored for 3 months from date of synthesis. Up to 6 months of storage is available upon request.
Germany Lab • Predefined plasmids and PCR (purified and unpurified) samples are stored for 10 business days (2 calendar weeks) from date of receipt. Primers received along with the plasmids and PCR samples are stored for the same duration.

• Bacterial colonies and glycerol stocks will be stored for 4 weeks from date of receipt. Primers received along with these samples are stored for 10 business days.

• Oligo Retain for Sanger (oligos synthesized by Azenta) are stored for 6 months from date of synthesis.
Gene Synthesis & Cloning and Mutagenesis

All Global Labs

• Plasmid DNA submitted as vector starting material is stored for 2 years from the date of receipt. 

• Final plasmid DNA products obtained at the end of the project are also stored for 2 years once the project is completed. 

Plasmid Preparation

All US Labs
UK Lab
Germany Lab

• Plasmid DNA is stored for 3 months.

• Bacterial agar plates and stabs are stored for 1 month.

• Glycerol stocks are stored for 3 months.

• Oligos submitted for sequence analysis are stored for 3 months.