Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR Analysis and Testing

Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR Analysis and Testing

Need Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing?

Today, Contract Laboratory, Inc. received a request from a university research scientist that needs a laboratory for PCR analysis.  PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and maybe called “molecular photocopying,” as it’s a technique used to “amplify”, or copy, DNA segments.

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR Analysis)
Photo Illustration from the US National Institutes of Health of Polymerase Chain Reaction

According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute’s PCR Fact Sheet, PCR Analysis is one of most important scientific advances in molecular biology.  And its creator, Kary B. Mullis, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1993.  Once amplified by PCR, the DNA can be used in many different laboratory procedures including a number of laboratory and clinical techniques, including DNA fingerprinting, detection of bacteria or viruses, and diagnosis of genetic disorder.

In the test request that we received, the university research scientist needs the PCR analysis to determine % recoveries of plant DNA that has been spiked into a solution.  If your company or research center needs a laboratory for testing that involves polymerase chain reaction, please Submit a Laboratory Test Request

Other PCR test requests we have received include:

  • University Research needs Africa Bioanalytical Laboratory for antibiotic susceptibility profile of Enterococcus species. The work involves polymerase chain reaction PCR detection of vancomycin resistance genes (vanA and vanB) in 7 presumptive VRE (vancomycin resistant enterococci) isolates.
  • University Researcher needs genetics laboratory for DNA testing of plant leaves which had been exposed to a stress including Extraction of total RNA + Reverse transcription (cDNA) + Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).