The facility offers DNA extractions from whole blood and other tissue types, and storage of extracted DNA. We use the Autopure  LS™ nucleic acid purification instrument from Gentra Systems  for extracting DNA. This instrument provides a highly automated process with very high quality DNA, samples are quantitated using OD 260/280. Once DNA has been obtained from the provided sample, it can be returned immediately or stored in -20°C freezer for future use. We'll also aliquot DNA at the desired concentrations. DNA can be stored indefinitely within BSPC. All samples are logged in our database and are bar-coded with our sample number and customer's identification code.
We will soon initiate RNA extraction.
Sample Handling at the Facility
All samples are entered into a database that gives each entry an ID number for sample handling and data storage purposes.
Sample Type and Amount required
Blood (fresh whole blood): 1-10mL; cultured lymphoblast cell lines (fresh): 20-50 million cells count; buccal mouthwash (fresh): in 10-20mL mouthwash; clotted blood: 1-10mL; tissues (frozen or fresh): 100-300mg.
Please check with BSPC for any new sample type and other sample size availability.
Service Type and Cost
Autopure (AP) extraction on blood - $49/extraction
Autopure (AP) extraction on buccal mouthwash - $49/extraction
Manual extraction on clotted blood - $60/extraction
DNA dilution or aliquote preparation - $2/tube of dilution or aliquot
DNA storage (for DNA samples not extracted BSPC) - $1/tube of DNA sample per year
An account will be set up for each P.I. using the facility. Customers must bring a signed Recharge Order Request (P39) prior to receiving services.
Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday: closed
Sample Drop-off Hours
Monday through Thurs: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday and the weekday before holiday: 9:00am to 3:00pm.
UCLA, Gonda Center, BSPC Room 4310, 695 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7088. Phone 310- 267 2715, Fax 310-794 9613
(Number 53 on the UCLA  Map )
Nelson B. Freimer, Prof., Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Phone: 310-794 9571, Room: 3506A Gonda Center
Eva Oi-Wa Choi, Email: email@example.com 
Phone: 310- 267 2715, Room: 4310 Gonda Center
Margaret Chu, Admin Analyst, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Phone: 310-794 9576, Room 3506 Gonda Center