We provide eDNA sampling kits that can accurately detect the presence of Great Crested Newts in a pond water environment by extracting and analysing DNA. Once your samples are received at our lab, we can analyse them and provide you with conclusive results within 5 working days. We also offer a 'priority 2 working day service' for your most urgent projects.
Our great crested newt eDNA sampling kits are £200. Courier charges are £40, which handles up to 6 kits per shipment, both ways. Prices exclude VAT.
Our standard turnaround is 5-working days guaranteed. We also have an upgraded service that guarantees your eDNA results in 2 working days! (Terms apply).
Why Applied Genomics?
Our lab has been custom-built to deliver GCN eDNA analysis, which means everything about our business is set up for accuracy and speed of delivery.
Call us on: 01803 611 818
Using our GCN eDNA kits, pond water sampling may be undertaken in a single visit to the target pond, between 15th April and 30th June. Important: Water samples must be collected by a licensed GCN surveyor following the methods described in the DEFRA WC1067 Technical Report. Get in touch with us if you'd like more information about this.
Our kits have been assembled in accordance with the DEFRA WC1067 Guidance. They contain everything that is required for field sampling of great crested newt (Triturus cristatus) environmental DNA from pond water samples.
When your samples are returned to Applied Genomics' laboratory (we are at the Brixham Envrironmental Laboratory in Brixham, Devon), using our pre-paid, overnight courier service, they will be analysed in strict accordance with the laboratory protocols described in the DEFRA WC1067 Guidance.
- Our laboratory has been purpose-built for environmental DNA applications;
- Our field and laboratory management systems ensure proper sample handling procedures are followed;
- We guarantee your results will be returned to you 5 working days after they are received at our laboratory;
- Subject to availability, we can return results within 2 working days.