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Human STR Profiling Cell Authentication Service

Short-tandem repeat profiling of cell lines is an easy-to-use way to authenticate/confirm the identity of your cells. STR profiling aids in the detection of misidentified, cross-contaminated, or genetically drifted cells, which invalidate research results. Our STR analysis meets all requirements for funding, publication, and quality control. On this page, order the human STR profiling service, learn how to submit your STR samples, or search our online STR database with the below buttons! Also, be sure to check out ATCC's new Mouse STR Profiling Service.

NEW! Cell Line Authentication Training

Training developed by Global Biological Standards Institute® (GBSI), with support from NIH (R25GM116155-03) and Susan G. Komen® (SPP160007).

A Complete Service for Human Cell Authentication

All the below are included in the service price

Easy-to-use Whatman™ FTA™ sample collection kit
Available in 1, 10 & 20 packet sizes
Return envelope for samples
DNA extraction
DNA amplification
STR profile creation (17 loci plus Amelogenin)
Known reference profiling against the ATCC STR database
If no matching profile is found in the ATCC STR database, DSMZ, and Expasy databases are checked for matches
STR profile in a PDF format showing the % match between the submitted sample & the ATCC STR database profile
Electropherograms supporting the allele calls at each locus
Barcoded sample & process controls
ISO/IEC 17025 certified process for STR authentication
Volume-based price discount
Results emailed to you in 3-5 business days

Click here for the mouse STR profiling service.