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Illumina HiSeq 2000 Genomic DNA Sequencing Services

Microarray Core Facility
Huntsman Cancer Institute Room 3350
2000 Circle of Hope
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-585-7192 (office)
801-581-6346 (lab)

Illumina HiSeq 2000 Sequencing Services performed at the HCI Microarray Core Facility are partially supported by NCI Cancer Support Grant P30CA042014 and by institutional support provided through the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Pricing for Genomic DNA Sequencing Services

Service Category


Pricing Unit

University of Utah Pricing

External Pricing


Sample QC QC Genomic DNA per sample $4.00 $6.00 .
Library Preparation Genomic DNA Library Prep with size selection per sample $160.00 $240.00 library QC included in cost
Library Preparation Genomic DNA Library Prep with no size selection per sample $140.00 $210.00 library QC included in cost
Illumina Sequencing HiSeq2000 101 Cycle Paired End Sequencing per lane $1800.00 $2700.00 .
Library QC Library Quality Control per library $20.00 $30.00 .
Illumina Sequencing HiSeq2000 50 Cycle Single Read Sequencing per lane $800.00 $1200.00 .
Illumina Sequencing HiSeq2000 50 Cycle Paired End Sequencing per lane $1400.00 $2100.00 .
  • All genomic DNA samples submitted to the core facility for library construction will go through quality control (picogreen measurement of DNA concentration and evaluation of DNA quality on a 1% agarose gel) prior to library construction.
  • Genomic DNA sequencing libraries can be constructed with no size selection (insert size approximately 180-400 bp) or with size selection (client requests a desired insert range that spans approximaltey 100 bp).
  • Barcode: All libraries constructed at the core facility will include an index tag which enables multiplex sequencing if desired. qPCR is performed on all samples prior to combining indexed samples that will be run in the same lane to provide a more accurate concentration of cluster forming units in the library. Although the intention of qPCR is to equalize the molarity of all samples that contribute to a single lane, it is not perfect and one should expect a +/- 20% deviation of representation of any one sample from the mean numbero of reads.
  • Post-Library Quality Control includes the following services: (1)NanoDrop reading, (2)Q-pcr quantitation of library concentration using Illumina primers, and (3) evaluation of library on a Agilent Bioanalyzer DNA 1000 chip. These services are included when the library is constructed at the core facility. If the library has already been constructed when submitted to the core facility, a post-library quality control charge will be added to the charges for the sequencing.
  • Most genomic DNA libraries are sequenced on a 101 cycle Paired End sequencing run. However, the client can select whatever run type is needed for their project.
  • Version 3 flowcells used for paired end sequencing currently have a specification of delivering 240 to 300 GB of passed filter reads per flowcell on a 101 cycle paired end run. There are 8 lanes on each flowcell and therefore, Illumina's specification per lane of 101 cycle paired end sequencing is 30-37.5 GB of passed filter data per lane (typically 150-210 million reads per end). Illumina's specification is based on samples that have previously been run at least one time since this allows you to optimize the cluster number on future runs. We attempt to meet this specification on the first run for each lane of samples.
  • Illumina sequencing flowcells contain eight lanes and all eight lanes must be filled prior to starting the sequence run. We seldom receive sequencing requests for 101 cycle single read or for 50 cycle paired end sequencing. Therefore, the waiting period for sequence analysis on one of these two run types can be lengthy. It is advised to contact the core facility prior to requesting such a run type or to plan on filling out all eight lanes of the flowcell so that the run can start in a timely manner.
  • A PhiX control library that is constructed by Illumina is spiked into each lane at a concentration that represents approximately 0.5% of the reads.
  • Return to Core Facility home page [1]