Sanger sequencing submission guidelines

Last updated 8th September 2020

Please read the instructions below carefully before submitting samples.

You may drop your samples off in person at Edinburgh Genomics (Ground Floor, Ashworth Laboratories 2) by prior appointment only or mail them to us at:

Sanger Sequencing
Edinburgh Genomics
Ashworth Laboratories
Charlotte Auerbach Road
The King’s Buildings
The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland.

Weekly courier collections

Samples from the University of Edinburgh sites below can be dropped off at local stores for free courier pickup. Samples are collected once a week on Wednesday mornings.


Drop-off Location

Collection time

Easter Bush Campus

Roslin Stores

9.25am Wednesdays

Little France/ERI

QMRI Stores, East Basement (Room E0.14)

10am Wednesdays

George Square

Hugh Robson Building Stores

10.30am Wednesdays


Samples from the King’s Building Campus can be dropped off by prior appointment only, or use the internal mail service. 

Other users within the University can use the internal mail service.

Please ensure that your samples are properly sealed and packaged and labelled with the Order Number as generated by Genesifter. Please include absorbent packaging materials with your plates, e.g. tissue paper, if they contain hazardous materials e.g. formamide (HiDi).

Place an order in Genesifter ( and once submitted, make a PDF by viewing the order, clicking on the blue action button at the top of the page and print the PDF. A user guide for GeneSifter is available here.

Place your samples along with the PDF printout of your order in the Edinburgh Genomics labelled bags. If you require a supply of our bags please email us at and we will send you some. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at if you require more information or if you would like to create a Genesifter account.