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The high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies that make this analysis possible require that we process samples in large batches (50-200 at a time). Because a sample received early in a batch may have to wait a while until the batch is complete, this can introduce delays.
You can expect to receive a detailed analysis of your sample within 4 weeks of its arrival at our facility. Depending on your position in the queue, you may receive your report earlier than this.
A one-time analysis of your tank costs $99.99.
If you subscribe to the service for recurring analysis of your tank, the monthly cost is reduced to $74.99. Subscription clients also get priority in the sequencing queue, so in some cases this means getting your results more quickly.
Our Microbiome Analysis service includes:
- Identification of microbial types present in the sample to the family and genus level
- Quantitative analysis of each type’s relative abundance
- Comparison with microbiome profiles from other hobbyist aquariums, aquaculture facilities, and natural reef waters
- A customized report with suggestions for increasing diversity of your tank’s microbiome or altering abundance of particular microbial types, based on in-house experimental evidence