Please make sure your samples EXACTLY MATCH the info entered in your order details. Discrepancies may
delay or prevent sample processing.
Each order will be assigned a 3-character order code after your order has been confirmed
through your plasmidsaurus account.
Write your order code on the 1st tube of each strip.
Write the strip number on the 2nd tube of each strip.
...as demonstrated by the scary dinosaurs in the photo below:
If you’re sending a single sample in a single PCR tube, label with the 3-character order code only.
DO NOT label your tubes with sample names, sample numbers, or any other info!
Improperly labeled samples may be discarded.
Samples should ONLY be sent in transparent, 96-well, PCR strip tubes (or single PCR tubes if
96-well PCR plates. Other type of tubes (1.5 mL, 0.5 mL, 384-well format, opaque, etc.) are not
compatible with our rapid workflow and may be
DO NOT use opaque sample tubes, which prevent the detection of leakage upon package
Label strip tubes clearly and legibly! Making sure your writing can be read easily helps us to
against the paperwork much faster.
DO NOT ship any extra samples that are not listed in your order details. If you need to change
samples, please cancel your existing order
and submit a new order before shipping.
DO NOT include any tubes that contain just water (no sample). Prepare strip tubes only with the
sequencing samples that are listed in your order details.
DO NOT ship samples from multiple orders within the same tube strip. Please prepare each order in
separate strips, each labeled with its own 3-digit order code.
DO NOT leave empty tubes in the
strip. Please fill strip tubes with samples in a contiguous manner.
Array samples in COLUMNS, NOT ROWS in 96-well plates, as listed in your order details.
If sending PCR strip tubes or single PCR tubes:
Click here for some
good and bad packaging examples.
Ensure caps fit snugly and close them firmly.
Wrap caps in one light layer of parafilm to keep the caps closed.
Place the wrapped tubes into a small protective vessel (such as a Falcon tube or small box). Why?
If sending PCR plates:
Plates must be sealed extremely thoroughly to survive shipping without leaking -- sadly
receive a lot of leaky plates.
We recommend using a heat seal (rather than adhesive) or strip caps on
of the plate.
Adhesive seal is NOT recommended, but if that's all you have available, click here for some
Wrap each plate individually in bubble wrap or other packaging material to prevent cracking.
Room temperature shipping is fine, dry ice and cold packs are not necessary.
Make sure to include a copy of the order confirmation received upon submitting your order with your
You can choose to send us your order directly OR use one of our dropboxes:
Send order directly to us
Samples should be sent via express courier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) to the following address:
plasmidsaurus 1850 Millrace Drive, Suite 200
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone #: 541-514-0871
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (PST)
FedEx envelopes are an economical shipping option.
Use our dropbox
Simply place your order in our dropbox and enjoy free overnight shipping!
No shipping envelope required, just put your samples and info sheet in a bag or Falcon tube.
Please go to the dropbox map below to find a plasmidsaurus
dropbox near you.
You can find information about dropbox pick-up times and locations on the map.
Our dropboxes reduce our impact on the environment by
combining samples from many researchers into a single shipment.
If there is not a dropbox at your institution already, get in touch and we'll get one set up!