PCR Sample Submission Instructions

Sample Submission for Real-Time Mycoplasma PCR Testing (Cat. No. M-1500 and M-1500Q)

Initial Consultation:

Bionique requires an initial consult prior to sample submission to ensure a clear understanding of sample requirements for Mycoplasma PCR testing at our facility. To arrange a consultation, please contact us by email at PCR@bionique.com and provide your contact information, sample type and number of samples to be submitted.

Sample Submission:

In order to facilitate timely testing of your samples, please complete the online Sample Submission Form at least two business days prior to shipping samples. Enclose a printed copy with your sample shipment.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the online sample submission process.

  • A minimum volume of 1.2mL is required for each test.  *Note: Submitting less than the required volume will impact the test sensitivity. Tests will be initiated if sample volume is found to be insufficient at time of set-up. However, clients will be provided an opportunity to terminate testing while still being liable for the cost of said test.
  • If your sample requires a qualification assay (see Cat. No. M-1500Q for details), be sure to submit enough volume for two tests.
  • The preferred submission vessel is a 50 mL conical tube but other formats are acceptable as necessary. 
  • List your sample ID number and or lot number on the sample submission form the way you want it listed on your final report. This designation must match the ID found on the physical samples.
  • Ensure all samples are clearly labeled and ship on dry ice.  
  • Samples must be received with sufficient amount of dry ice remaining to be accepted for testing.

Availability: PCR tests are set up on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Note: Bionique Testing Laboratories is a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL 2) facility and does not accept test materials that exceed BSL 2 handling and requirements. We do not accept materials containing replication competent retroviruses including Human and Simian Immunodeficiency viruses (HIV and SIV), herpesviruses, in addition to BSL 3 or BSL 4 agents, and reserve the right to determine the acceptance of certain test materials. Please contact our PCR Department to verify acceptance of your sample prior to shipping any sample containing human or animal viruses, potential pathogens or other biohazardous materials.

For more information on recommended biosafety levels for infectious agents, please refer to the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety/publications/bmbl5/BMBL.pdf

Shipping Instructions:

Ship sample(s) next day courier service for receipt at Bionique, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm Standard Eastern Time. Holiday closings are listed on our Shipping Calendar.

Note: Refer to specific courier service guides to determine which guaranteed delivery services are provided to this location.

Shipping Address:

ATTN: PCR Testing Department
Bionique Testing Laboratories, Inc.
156 Fay Brook Drive
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 891-2356

For any questions, please contact us by phone at (518) 891-2356 or by e-mail to: PCR@bionique.com

Bionique Testing Laboratories offers mycoplasma testing services for quality control and research purposes only. These services are not to be used for clinical diagnostic purposes.

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