Cell Line Species Identification Service

abm offers the gold standard of cell line species identification to rule out any doubts you may have about your cell line. We help ensure you have the greatest degree of confidence in the cell lines your research depends on!

  • Analysis and interpretation by knowledgeable experts.

  • Clear, concise, and cost-effective.

"I am a fan of abm: great product quality, great price, great rewards and great experience."

Dr. Vincent Emond, Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec CHUL

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Service Details

Service NameQuantityCAT. NO.PRICE
Cell Line Species of Origin Detection
(CO1 DNA Barcoding)
1 Sample C323 $470.00
Interspecies Contamination Group 1
(Human, Mouse, Rat, African Green Monkey, and Chinese Hamster)
1 Sample C324 $250.00
Interspecies Contamination Comprehensive
(Includes Group 1 plus Canine, Swine, Feline, and Lab Rabbit)
1 Sample C326 $450.00

Additional Info

CO1 DNA Barcoding

  • Confirms the cell line species of origin
  • Utilizes sequence data the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene (approximately 660 basepair region)
  • Complies with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) guidelines for species identification of animal cell lines
  • Appropriate for less commonly-used species of origin cell lines such as Drosophila, cow, pig, Syrian hamster, ferret, or other insect and mammalian species.

Interspecies Contamination

  • Checks for unique markers to identify any cross-contamination between different cell lines.
  • Complies with ANSI guidelines for species identification of animal cell lines.

Sample Submission Guidelines:


Please send in 1 cryovial per sample containing at least 1x106 cells/vial. We accept samples in cell pellet form, in growth medium, freeze medium or phosphate-buffered saline.

Tissue Samples:

For each tissue or tumor sample, please submit a 1.5 ml snap-cap or screw-cap tube with at least 30 mg of tissue (minimum 2-3 mm size).


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