About Us

About Our Laboratory

The McDermott Center Human Genetics Clinical Laboratory occupies approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of space and contains equipment necessary to perform genomic DNA isolation, dilution of genomic DNA, aliquoting services, lymphocyte isolations and transformations, and storage of biologic samples.

Equipment within the core includes an automated AUTOPURE LS DNA purification instrument (Qiagen®), barcode sample tracking readers and printers, a customized laboratory ordering and inventory management system, Freezer Works® Unlimited barcoding sample tracking system (Dataworks Development, Inc.), eight -20oC freezers, seven -80oC freezers, and four liquid nitrogen freezers. The core facility is available on a cost-recovery basis to McDermott Center and other UTSW faculty members.