Genotyping Services

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