eDNA Sampling

Cellmark's GCN eDNA sampling kits are designed to make your job as easy as possible - they match Natural England protocols. Their cost is included in the overall price of the service. Please ensure unused kits are kept at room temperature in an appropriate solvent store, consistent with Health & Safety regulations, and use them within four (4) weeks of receipt.

Each kit will contain the following items:

  • 1 sterile 30 mL ladle
  • 1 sterile self-supporting Whirl-Pak plastic bag with 1 L capacity
  • 1 sterile 10 mL pipette to resample the pond water
  • 6 sterile 50 mL centrifuge tubes containing preservative (Absolute Ethanol (200 Proof)
  • 2 pairs of sterile gloves
  • 1 instruction sheet
  • 1 gripseal bag
  • 1 sample return form with return packaging guidelines
  • 1 Mail-Tuff return envelope
GCN eDNA Sampling Kit

How do I take an eDNA sample?

Cellmark's sampling kits are designed to make your job as easy as possible - they match Natural England protocols. In our sampling video, Nicola from Cellmark, demonstrates the correct way to collect water samples for eDNA testing.