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CLIA Whole Genome Sequencing: Request a Quote

Questions? Please contact us at clia@genewiz.com, toll-free at 877-436-3949 ext. 1, or directly at +1-908-222-0711 ext. 1.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between "CLIA-Validated Service" and "CLIA Environment" service levels?

The only difference is that CLIA-Validated Service includes a Lab Director Signature and QA Oversight whereas CLIA Environment does not. In addition, the CLIA Environment service level allows greater flexibility in experimental design, such as custom starting materials, and offers a range of sequencing coverage options.


2. Do you provide RUO Whole Genome Sequencing?

Yes, we do. Click here to request a quote.


3. How much coverage do I need?

The answer depends on the goals of your sequencing project. Our CLIA-Validated service is only available with ~30x coverage, which is ideal for germline variant detection. In contrast, our CLIA Environment service provides a wide range of coverage options to meet your needs for a variety of applications, as outlined below:

  • Germline/frequent variants: 20-50x
  • Somatic/rare variants: ≥100x
  • Tumor vs Normal: ≥60x tumor, ≥30x normal
  • Population studies: 15-50x


4. What bioinformatic analysis is available?

We provide raw data as FASTQ files for all projects. We also offer mapping and variant calling through BAM and VCF files, respectively. Please note that no variant annotation or interpretation is offered at this time.


5. How is data delivered?

For our CLIA-Validated service, we will deliver data via encrypted hard drive. For CLIA-Environment projects, you may choose encrypted hard drive delivery, use of GENEWIZ’s sFTP, or provide your own cloud-based delivery (e.g. AWS S3, Aspera, Google Cloud).


6. How do I contact GENEWIZ for a technical consultation about my project?

GENEWIZ‘s CLIA Team is composed of Ph.D. scientists who can help you optimize your project design and provide consultation to answer any questions. For any form questions that require support, please contact the CLIA team at CLIA@genewiz.com, toll-free at 877-436-3949 ext. 1, or directly at +1-908-222-0711 ext. 1.


7. Why choose GENEWIZ for whole genome sequencing projects?

We have proven our steadfast commitment to superior service throughout the years, becoming established as a global leader in DNA sequencing and genomics. Further, we have extensive experience and expertise in next generation sequencing techniques, including population-scale sequencing. Our CLIA NGS services build upon our RUO services, utilizing the same optimized workflows but within a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory.


8. Is your laboratory CLIA-certified?

Yes, our laboratory is both CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited. Our CLIA and CAP license numbers are 31D2038673 and 8015683, respectively