Cell Line Authentication

Reports indicate that cell line misidentification and contimination with other cell lines are unfortunately a far too common occurences.  We don’t need to tell you what this could cost in terms of lost time, resources, and false conclusions based upon incorrect information.  For this reason, cell line authentication is now mandated by some journals.

ABS will provide you with detailed data  that uniquely identifies your human cell line or tissue sample.  This is accomplished by:

  • analyzing 15 Short Tandem Repeats (STR’s) and markers for X and Y chromosones from minute quantities of cellular DNA
  • generating a Cell Line Barcode™ that is unique to your cell line or tissue sample 
  • checking the barcode against a database of known cell lines

All that is required for these studies is a cell, tissue, or DNA sample. As little as 5% contamination by other cell lines can be detected.

Discounts are available when using this service in combination with our cell line scale-up, cell banking, and mycoplasma testing services. Repeated testing as your cell line is passaged is also available at reduced price to assure you that contamination or mislabeling has not occurred. Please inquire.