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For more information or pricing details, call or email Erik Ehli, PhD, Scientific Director at Avera Institute for Human Genetics.


Research Services

The Avera Institute for Human Genetics – a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified and College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited laboratory – provides a variety of services to researchers as a fee-for-service or collaborative opportunity.

Count on our advanced sequencing and genotyping services performed by our highly skilled and qualified laboratory staff. As an Illumina-certified service provider (Propel Program) our facilities feature a full suite of equipment, including:

  • Illumina NextSeq 2000
  • Illumina HiSeq 2500
  • Illumina MiSeq
  • Illumina iScan
  • Tecan Freedom EVO 150 Liquid Handler
  • Beckman Coulter Biomek i7 Liquid Handler
  • Hamilton NIMBUS and Microlab STARlet Liquid Handlers
  • Applied Biosystems 3500 Genetic Analyzer
  • Applied Biosystems Real-Time PCRs

Genotyping Services

  • Global Screening Array – includes a whole genome array with a wide range of applications for biobanks, disease and translation research, consumer genomics (697,000 markers) and overall precision medicine
  • Illumina Infinium products:
    • Core Array
    • Exome Array
    • Immunoarray
    • Multi-Ethnic Arrays
    • Omni Arrays
    • OncoArray
    • Psych Array
    • QC Array

Next Generation Sequencing

  • Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)
  • Whole Exome Sequencing (WES)
  • RNA sequencing
  • Targeted sequencing
  • 16s rRNA and metagenomic sequencing (microbiome studies)
  • Cancer panels
  • ChIP sequencing
  • Custom gene panels
  • miRNA sequencing (small RNA studies)

Methylation Studies

  • Bisulfite Next Generation Sequencing
  • Infinium Methylation EPIC Array
  • TruSeq Methyl Capture EPIC

Nucleic Acid Extraction

  • DNA
  • FFPE Tissue
  • miRNA
  • RNA

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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