Charles River offers a full range of genotyping solutions for rodents and other model organisms, including zebrafish. While determining the genotypes of knockouts and other mutant models lays the groundwork for experiments, performing this routine task may divert personnel and materials away from the most critical steps of your research. Our full service genetic testing laboratory can perform this genotyping for you, allowing you to focus more resources on your experiments.
We feature completely customizable PCR genotyping to suit each individual project. Our scientists will develop or optimize a custom PCR genotyping assay for your model. You will receive a report with a scan of results and the protocol for your assay so you may perform it in your own lab or share it with a collaborator if you choose. We keep your assay and associated primers on file indefinitely, so you can send samples whenever you want. If you do not require a customized assay, we also have a variety of pre-validated assays for common mutations, models, and genetic elements. We can also develop and perform SNP assays for the genotyping of point mutations using fluorescence-based TaqMan® technology.