Research Bench Lab

Rat Research Model Service Center


When ordering, please specify the RGD Strain Symbol along with the Strain, Line, Chromosomes and Congenic Codes (if applicable).

If you do not see the strain that you need in the list to the right, please email Anne Temple and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Rat Costs

Genotyping Services

Rats that are part of the rat service center (inbred, consomic, and a few ENU and ZFN strains) and initial breeder pairs from the GERRC project (R24) are not part of this genotyping cost recovery effort since any cost to genotype them is captured in the cost to purchase the rat or by the R24 grant. The cost to genotype all other samples (rat or mouse) will be invoiced using the rates found in the table below.

The base rate is for a minimum of 8 samples. If you have a litter of rats with only 6 pups that need genotyping, the cost will be for the 8 sample minimum. If you have 9 samples (for example), you will be charged for the 8 sample minimum and then for each additional sample above 8. Samples should be no larger than 2mm (Figure 1). Anything larger that will need to be cut will incur a handling charge. If possible, please send samples to us in screw top tubes. (Figure 2).

Sample Size     Sample Tube

We prefer to do DNA extractions ourselves, so each invoice will have a DNAPREP and either a GELGENO or FLUORGENO charge, or both for more complicated models.

primarily used for transgenics.

Used for knockouts, consomics, congenics, etc. (Most samples fit in this category).

This is a single flat fee for new projects that require extensive research into the construct of model. We will let you know in advance if this fee will be necessary.

Please download and fill out the Service Center Submission Form (XLSX) to submit with your samples. Genotyping results will be emailed to email address provided on the submission form. For samples collected by our staff on a weekly basis, we will use output from our animal database to track and invoice the samples. We are still working out the process so this is subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Schilling at

Genotyping Charges