Sample Shipping Guidelines

Gel Submission:

  1. Please minimize keratin contamination.
    • Work in a clean air environment (where possible).
    • Clean the bench before cutting the gel.
    • Always use brand new pipette tips, razor blades and tubes.
    • Always use latex gloves, do not touch surfaces that may have been in contact with an ungloved hand, change gloves frequently.
  2. Gel bands should be ~1 x 5mm; gel spots should be ~2mm diameter.
  3. Place in 1.7mL tube with ~100┬ÁL H2O.
  4. Ship at ambient temperature (no refrigeration necessary) via overnight courier.
  5. Please specify source organism.

Protein Solution Submission:

  1. Buffer composition.
    • The ideal solution background is water or < 50mM volatile salt (e.g. ammonium bicarbonate).
    • Where possible avoid detergent, glycerol and non-volatile salts.
  2. Please ship proteins in solution overnight on dry-ice.
  3. Please specify source organism.

Cells and Tissue Submission:

  1. Please indicate the amount of material, i.e. number of cells or weight of tissue.
  2. Please send a pellet (cells) or indicate the buffer composition if in solution.
  3. Please ship overnight on dry-ice.
  4. Please specify source organism.

Biofluid Submission:

  1. Please avoid sending samples that have been through freeze/thaw cycles.
  2. Please indicate the volume of biofluid (plasma, CSF, urine, etc).
  3. Please ship overnight on dry-ice.
  4. Please specify source organism.