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Biobanking and Databasing

The Biobanking and Databasing Facility provides DNA extraction from lymphoblasts, fibroblasts and other cell types, archiving of white cell pellets, preparation and immortalization of cell lines, and comprehensive databasing and tracking of samples and/or cell lines within the facility.

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1. Facilities

The Biobanking and Databasing Facility provides DNA extraction, archiving of white cell pellets, preparation and immortalization of white cell-derived cell lines, and comprehensive databasing and tracking of samples and/or cell lines within the facility. Additional databases related to genomic information are found here.

2. Pricing

This facility provides the following services:

  • DNA extraction from blood - $25
  • Establishment of cell line (typically from white blood cells) - $100
  • DNA banking from blood or established line - contact the facility
  • Full Price List (Acrobat 25.5 KB)

3. Sample Submission Guidelines

For DNA extraction from blood, collection of the blood sample in lavender top (EDTA) tubes is recommended.

For establishment of cell lines, collection of the blood sample in yellow top (ACD) tubes is recommended.

Send samples and direct questions to the contact below.

4. Facility Contacts

Cell Culture

The Centre for Applied Genomics
The Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street, Room 139800
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 0A4, Canada
Tel.: 416-813-6363, Internal: 306363
Fax: 416-813-8319 (Internal: 208319)
Email:

DNA inquiries

Jo-Anne Herbrick
Manager, The Centre for Applied Genomics

The Centre for Applied Genomics
The Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street, Room 139800
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 0A4, Canada
Tel: (416) 813-8140, Internal: 308140
Fax: (416) 813-8319, Internal: 208319
Email: