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Sample shipment and labeling

Samples to be shipped to Biomcare must be labeled with IDs starting with a letter (e.g. S1, S2, S3, etc.). We provide you with a sample sheet and ask you to fill the sheet with information about the samples and type of sequencing requested.

When samples are collected and sequencing methods selected, Biomcare provide all necessary information for shipment of samples to the sequencing facility and help answer any questions you might have. While we are happy to answer practical questions, organization and payment of transportation is not included in our services.

When your samples arrive at the sequencing facility, they are scanned and registered in the in-house database for safe sample tracking. It is therefore of key importance that you return the above mentioned sample sheet to Biomcare before your samples are shipped. The samples are then processed with DNA extraction, library preparation, and sequencing as requested.

Turnaround time

We generally have a turnaround time in the laboratory of 6-10 weeks depending on project size and type of sequencing selected. However, we cannot guarantee this timeline is met and we recommend you discuss with us at an early stage if your project has a specific deadline. When the raw sequencing data is generated, it is transferred to your project folder on Biomcares server, and we proceed with data evaluation.

Data transfer

A designated project folder will be generated on the Biomcare server when data or results are available. Customers receive an email with login information and a guide to download the data using secure FTP.

If Biomcare is to process already generated data, we will generate the folder and ask you to transfer the data to the designated raw data folder.


Biomcare main office

Inge Lehmanns gade 11,
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

We used Biomcare to analyze the occurrence and composition of bacteria and fungi in soil samples, in a project evaluating soil fertility and the effect of tilling.
…The results were presented in easily understandable and illustrative reports, and by personal communication, and all communication went swiftly. I can highly recommend Biomcare for their expertise. 

Annette Vibeke Vestergaard

Senior specialist - soil and soil management. Crop Innovation and Environment, SEGES