Services and Pricing

Current Pricing Guidelines

We provide consultation on sample preparation and pooling for the best use of the NovaSeq and HiSeq sequencers.
The following table summarizes the current pricing guidelines.

*all other services will be quoted upon request
Service FY23 Unit
NovaSeq SP PE 250 $3,034.00 Lane
NovaSeq SP PE 150 $2,419.00 Lane
NovaSeq SP PE 100 $2,291.00 Lane
NovaSeq SP PE 50 $1,958.00 Lane
Qubit HS-DNA $ 5.10 sample
QubitRNA $5.60 sample
Sample pooling/normalizaton $74.00 pool (up to 96)
KapaRNA Hyperprep $147.00 library
Kapa HyperPlus DNA library $69.00 library
Kapa Hyperplus DNA library (dilute) $42.00 library
Genotyping by sequencing (GBS Libraries per plate) $778.00 plate (96)
Amplicon Libraries (adapter only) $262.00 plate (96)
Amplicon Libraries (two step) $490.00 plate (96)
Bioinformatics Services $106.00 hour
Lab Services $51.00 hour
Kapa Hyperprep with riboerase (HMR) $212.00 library

Request Services

To request services, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your project, please email

HCGS Service Request Form

General Sample Submission Requirements

Samples must be submitted in properly sealed and clearly labeled tubes or, preferably, 96-well PCR plates.

Samples should be a standard volume and concentration (quantified using fluorescence-based assays), which are determined based on the specific library being requested (see Specific Sample Submission Requirements below).

Sample submission must be approved prior to the samples being sent to HCGS (email confirmation) and preceded by an Excel sample sheet with a list of sample names, tube/well identifiers, concentrations, volumes and project names.

Also included in the service request email should be (1) a brief description of the project, (2) total number of samples, (3) list of requested services, (4) special request or handling/care instructions, (5) names of the PI(s) and (6) appropriate identifiers for grants and/or other funding sources.

Please fill out the HCGS Service Request Form prior to sending samples.

Shipping Instructions

  • Only use FedEx or UPS (USPS may not get to the correct location)
  • Only ship samples on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Ensure you've been contacted by us and we have confirmed that the samples may be shipped.
  • Please use the following shipping address:

Hubbard Center for Genome Studies
35 Colovos Road 447
Gregg Hall Durham, NH
03824 603.862.2470

Library Specific Sample Submission Requirements

NOTE: Volumes are based on the recommend input for the library preps described, however, providing double the suggested volume is recommended.

Illumina TruSeq PCR-free DNA Library

For a 550bp insert size, 2ug of gDNA in a total volume of 55ul is recommended
For a 350bp insert size, 1ug of gDNA in a total volume of 55ul is recommended

Illumina TruSeq Stranded RNA Library

0.1 – 1.0ug of total RNA in a total volume of 10ul

Illumina Nextera Standard Library

50ng of gDNA in a total volume of 20ul

Illumina Nextera Dilute Library

gDNA should be sent at a concentration of 2.5ng/ul in a total volume of 10ul

Illumina Mate Pair Library

Gel-plus protocol, 4ug in a total volume of 200ul
Gel-free protocol, 1ug in a total volume of 50ul

Illumina Chip Seq

5 – 10ng of ChIP-enriched, fragmented DNA in a total volume of 50ul

Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS)

200ng of gDNA in a total volume of 10ul
Samples must be quantified using a fluorometric dye (e.g. Qubit) and at the correct concentration and volume (10ul of 20ng/ul) for processing.
If submitting more than 8 samples, then samples must be in a 96 well format (either strip tubes or PCR plate(s))

Earth Microbiome Amplicon Libraries (16S/18S/ITS, etc)

gDNA should be sent at a concentration of 2.5ng/ul in a total volume of 10ul