Cancer Genomics Shared Resource
Frequently Asked Questions
What must be done prior to bringing in samples?
Please refer to the Sample Submission.
What happens if the quality of RNA is not adequate?
If the quality of the RNA is less than optimal you will be contacted and asked to make a decision about whether to proceed with processing the lower quality sample and/or batch of samples. We will discuss your options with you.
What happens if I do not have the requested mass or quality of starting material?
We request excess starting material for QC and possible repeats. Our sample quality thresholds serve as a guideline but are not absolute. It is often possible to move forward with less than the required mass or quality following consultation with directors.
Do we get remaining samples back?
The facility will store all starting materials for 30 days. All samples not picked up within that time will be discarded.
When can I expect my results??
Turnaround time can take anywhere from one to six weeks, with an additional one to six weeks for data analysis, depending on the size of the experiment, the current workload of the core, and computational time required for data processing and analysis.
What type of data does the facility provide me with
The CGSR will provide you with data in raw and/or processed (normalized) formats. Also, the core will make your data available to the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource who will work with you to determine the appropriate analysis workflow.