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Cell Line Authentication Services from ECACC

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Why is cell line authentication important?


Authentication of cell lines is important in scientific research to ensure that you are not working with cells that are misidentified, cross contaminated, or that differ genetically from the original stocks, as a result of genetic instability or drift. Authentication of cell lines is a fundamental part of good cell culture practice and is increasingly required in order to secure funding for research and for publication in scientific journals.


ECACC offer cell line authentication services for both human and animal cell lines. 

Authentication method & sample numbersPrice

Human cell line authentication by STR Profiling

£135 per sample

£125 per sample (for five tests or more)

Animal cell line authentication (species identification) by DNA barcoding


£95 per sample


Related links

ICLAC Advice to Scientists - Guide to Human Cell Line Authentication





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