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Genotyping Services

To obtain genotyping protocols, please use the Contact Us form or our Live Chat service and provide confirmation of your order. This confirmation could be in the form of a sales order number, purchase order number, or another combination of order details, e.g. organization name, principal investigator, strain quantity, or date received.

Taconic's Terms and Conditions for the Sale of Products generally restricts breeding and cross-breeding of commercial models, unless additional rights have been granted in writing by Taconic.

Please review the Licensing information listed on the specific web page for your model. Researchers interested in breeding and/or crossing a Taconic model are advised to inquire about limited breeding agreement options.

Taconic is unable to provide technical support for our genotyping protocols.
Inherent to breeding genetically modified mice and rats there is the need for regular genotyping. Accuracy, speed and access to your genotyping data are paramount to proper management of your studies. Through an exclusive distributorship with Transnetyx, Inc., your contract breeding project has access to all the services and advantages that Transnetyx offers. Taconic also offers conventional genotyping assay design and optimization services, zygosity and transgene copy analysis.

Types of assays available:

  • Conventional PCR with qualitative data read-out by agarose gel or capillary electrophoresis
  • Real-time PCR assay with qualitative data read-out


  • Appropriate for discerning wild-type from hemizygous transgenic animals with randomly inserted transgene
  • Appropriate for discerning wild-type, heterozygous and homozygous alleles with gene-targeted modifications