Get started

All users must have an account on iLab in order to request services or schedule instruments and training. If you do not already have an account, go to the iLab home page and follow the instructions to create an account.

To submit samples

We currently accept sample types ranging from tissue to prepared libraries for sequencing on either the Illumina MiSeq or NextSeq instruments. See specific run modules and library preparation workflow offered on iLab.

The turn-around time for any given project depends upon the exact services requested, but our average is three to four weeks.

Ship samples to our facility or drop-off on campus to:

ASU Genomics Facility The Biodesign Institute Arizona State University 1001 S. McAllister Ave. Tempe, AZ 85287-6401

Phone: 480-965-6795

To create an account on dnaLIMS

If you are new to our facility, contact us to have your PI added to the system. Send the information below to genomicshelp@asu.edu. Once your PI has been added you can then create your own personal login to dnaLIMS.

  • PI Name
  • Institution
  • Department
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
To create a sanger sequencing request
  1. Sign in to iLab using the button in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Go to the Genomics Facility page on iLab (under Arizona State University – Biosciences header).
  3. From the facility page, select the “Request Services” tab.
  4. Click the "Request services" button next to "Sanger Sequencing Request."
  5. Fill out the following form, and click "Submit request to core" when complete.
  6. After completing the form, copy the numerical portion of the service ID number and save it for future reference. 
  7. Click the "external url" link next to the request's service ID number. This will direct you to the dnaLIMS site.
  8. Login to dnaLIMS and enter sample information using either "Enter Individual DNA Sequencing Requests" or "Upload and Import File."
  9. Then fill out the PO/Billing Number using the service ID number from iLab.
  10. Submit your order and print out your order form to attach to your samples for sequencing.

Please review our standard operating procedures for sanger sequencing submissions for detailed instructions.

To create a NextGen sequencing request
  1. Sign in to iLab using the button in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Go to the Genomics Facility page on iLab (under Arizona State University – Biosciences header).
  3. From the facility page, select the “Request Services” tab.
  4. Click the "Request services" button next to "Illumina NGS Request."
  5. Fill out the following form, and click "Submit request to researcher" when complete.
  6. Please review our standard operating procedures for NextGen sequencing submissions for detailed instructions.

To create a microbiome sequencing request
  1. Sign in to iLab using the button in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Go to the Genomics Facility page on iLab (under Arizona State University – Biosciences header).
  3. From the facility page, select the “Request Services” tab.
  4. Click the "Request services" button next to "Microbiome NGS Request."
  5. Fill out the following form, and click "Submit request to researcher" when complete.

Please review our standard operating procedures for microbiome sequencing submissions for detailed instructions.