Sample results should be available 2-3 weeks after receipt. We may be able to expedite results for an additional fee. Please contact us to confirm our ability to meet your needs.
EpiPhany® Bacterial Profiling provides the highest level speciation possible – optimally to the genus and species level, depending on the organisms present in the sample – using information that is natively present in the 16S ribosomal RNA gene in a sample. EpiPhany is unprecedented in accuracy because it accounts for errors that traditional PCR and other characterization methods cannot. Please refer to our Technical Brochure for a more thorough explanation of each of our differentiators. EpiPhany Bacterial Profiling:
EpiPhany requires a threshold bacterial population to be present in your sample. Upon receipt of your samples, we employ qPCR, a technique for quantifying bacterial DNA, to ensure that each sample meets our minimum requirements. If it does, EpiPhany is able to reliably detect each bacterium present whose DNA comprises at least 0.2% of the total bacterial DNA in the sample.
At this time, we are only offering bacterial profiling, however we intend to expand this offering to include profiling of fungi and viruses. We will make an announcement when these services are available.
Currently we accept extracted gDNA, feces, soil and related samples in the appropriate EpiPhany Sample Submission Kit. Contact us if you have other sample types.
EpiBiome supplies you with free kits when you place your first order and will replenish your kit supplies as they are submitted for analysis. There is a single fee for the kit and analysis – no need to pay separately.
We accept extracted gDNA samples in well plates and feces, soil and related samples in tubes. We prefer that you submit samples in EpiPhany Sample Submission Kits. If you contact us in advance, we may be able to accommodate your own well plates and/or tubes.
We do not currently offer academic discounts.
We do not currently offer bulk order discounts. However, if you have an extremely large or ongoing order, please contact us to discuss pricing.
EpiBiome provides you with a report that illustrates the relative composition of your sample in a pie chart as well as in an exportable list. The data is available online for downloading. Please contact us if you require additional data or data in another format such as fastq file.
Analysis, report generation, and use of the EpiPhany® Data Visualization Tool is included in the service.
EpiPhany is intended for research use only, and is not for use in diagnostic procedures.