​It is recommended that cell line authentication be performed:
  • At an early passage - in order to establish the cell line identity (especially for "in-house" created cell lines; compare to donor tissue/blood or sample)
  • Before beginning a new series of experiments
  • Before freezing down stocks or working banks
  • When the cell line is not behaving as expected or experimental results are not reproducible​
  • Every two months that the culture is actively growing, and again before publication of research using those cell lines

These steps are crucial to the success of the research project and to the acceptance of the research in the scientific community.  Please refer to the suggested references for additional details on cell line authentication.

Results You Can Trust!

LabCorp is one of the most experienced providers of DNA identity testing services worldwide.  As a leading DNA testing service provider, we are committed to providing our clients with high quality cell line authentication results delivered with unmatched service and satisfaction, product specialization and technical expertise.

Mouse Electropherogram (peak data)

Included FREE with every sample you submit​​

Mouse Cell Line Authentication Report Options:

  • Option #1 - Data Only - Excel worksheet of all analyzed STR profiles of all samples submitted in one batch plus peak data (electropherogram); great choice for routine mouse cell line authentication testing as part of your internal quality control system; also a great choice for researchers with a tight budget.  We provide a step-by-step "how-to" document to help you determine whether your mouse cell line is authentic or not.

  • Option #2 - DNA Profile Report of tested mouse cell line's STR profile plus peak data (electropherogram); signed report showing STR DNA profile of submitted mouse cell line - economical choice for when a signed report is needed. We provide a step-by-step "how-to" document to help you determine whether your mouse cell line is authentic or not.

  • Option #3 and #4 - Comparative Analysis Report of tested mouse cell line's STR profile compared to a reference mouse cell line database STR profile (Option #3) or submitted mouse reference specimen (Option #4; from mouse donor OR earlier passage of submitted cell line) plus peak data (electropherogram) - includes percent identity and percent match calculations between the submitted mouse cell line and a specified reference mouse cell line or sample - all inclusive option for mouse cell line authentication testing as this report will indicate whether the submitted mouse cell line/sample is authenticated or not.

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Cell Line Authentication & Research Services 

STR DNA profiling offers a fast, affordable, and effective way of mouse cell line authentication:
  • Multiplex STR technology provides high resolution typing with 18 genetic markers specific to the mouse genome; test includes two HUMAN markers for the detection of human DNA and/or African Green Monkey DNA
  • Highly informative and unambiguous
  • Highly sensitive
  • Rapid - Results typically available in 2-3 business days from receipt of samples
  • Inexpensive - ask about volume discounts
  • Generates reproducible data in a format suitable for reference mouse cell line database comparison


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What is Mouse STR DNA Profiling?

​​​​​​​Sample Types Accepted:

  • Genomic DNA (ship at ambient temperature)
  • Fresh cell pellets (ship on dry ice/ice packs)
  • Frozen cell pellets (ship on dry ice/ice packs)
  • Dried cell pellets (ship at ambient temperature)
  • Other specimens such as tissue (FFPE and fresh) and blood (inquire on shipping requirements) - additional cost may be incured

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Mouse Cell Line Authentication Testing Services - STR DNA Profiling

*Includes two HUMAN markers*

LabCorp's cell line authentication testing division (formerly known as Genetica Cell Line Testing - a LabCorp brand), provides reliable, fast and affordable authentication of mouse cell lines, stem cell lines, xenografts, and more utilizing STR DNA technology; current clients include major research and cancer institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies within the United States and throughout the world.

Inadvertent cell line contamination has been a major problem for biomedical researchers with estimates that 18-36% of all cell lines are either misidentified or cross-contaminated with another cell line[1]; cell line integrity is of utmost importance since the validity of the data obtained often depends on the identity of the cell line or stem cells used. The National Institutes of Health [2] recommends validation of cell lines for grant applications and many journals such as those published by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
[3] and Nature have guidelines for cell line authentication prior to publication .

The short tandem repeat DNA profiling (STR DNA profiling, STR DNA typing, STR DNA test, and also known as DNA fingerprinting) offers the greatest value for mouse cell line identity verification (mouse cell line authentication). The process of obtaining a mouse DNA profile using highly polymorphic STR repeats includes the isolation of DNA from a mouse cell line or other research specimen, the amplification of targeted areas of that DNA, and analysis of the amplified product using a genetic analyzer. STR DNA typing generates reproducible data in a format suitable to mouse reference cell line database comparison. LabCorp's laboratory procedures for mouse cell line authentication comply with the guidelines set forth for human cell line authentication by the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) SDO Workgroup ASN-0002 Standards document [4], as well as with the requirements and recommendations of other leading scientific organizations, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) [8]. A mouse cell line authentication Standards document has not yet been released.

LabCorp provides reliable, fast, and affordable mouse cell line authentication services, using STR DNA typing to assist the scientific community in accurate identification of mouse specimens used in research and drug development. Our standard mouse cell line authentication test involves generating STR DNA profiles of the submitted cell lines or other research specimens for 18 independent genetic sites located in the mouse genome; the test also includes two HUMAN markers to detect cross-contamination with human specimens/cell lines (will also detect African Green Monkey cells/DNA).

At LabCorp, we make mouse cell line authentication easy and affordable. Simply click on the "Pricing" tab for service costs, call us or submit an information form to get started. We will assist you in setting up your mouse cell line authentication test.

Once we receive your samples, you will have your mouse cell line authentication report and/or data typically within 2-3 business days!