Kashi Clinical Laboratories offers a wide range of cutting edge platforms and services to help meet your requirements. Our scientific professionals routinely undergo extensive training on the latest technologies and maintain stringent requirements as a CLIA-certified laboratory and Certified Services Provider of Ion Torrent.
Next Generation Sequencing
Kashi Clinical Laboratories offers Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), using both Ion Torrent and Illumina platforms, including the Ion Torrent S5, Proton, PGM and MiSeq systems. With the ability to rapidly generate large volumes of sequencing data, NGS enables health professionals to move quickly from one idea to full data sets. NGS is highly scalable and, because it can be tailored to any given experiment, provides a high degree of flexibility when it comes to viewing high- and low-level resolutions.
Kashi Clinical Laboratories is an independent CLIA-approved lab for capillary electrophoresis. Using the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-3500xl Dx Sanger sequencing platform to detect and identify fluorescence-labeled DNA, Kashi offers precise capillary electrophoresis. Standard four-color fluorescent labeling, where each color represents one of the four DNA bases, is widely recognized as the preferred detection method for automated capillary electrophoresis platforms. Using capillary electrophoresis, Kashi’s scientists can provide you with faster results and high-resolution separation.
Quantitative Real-Time PCR
Using the latest in qPCR instrumentation, Kashi Clinical Laboratories has the flexibility to perform SNP genotyping, NGS library quantitation, CNV determination, gene expression and miRNA profiling. The QuantStudio 6 enables detection of as low as 1.5-fold changes in single-plex reactions and has a 10 log dynamic range allowing for great sensitivity. This instrument also allows for an interchange between 96-well and 384-well formats to accommodate low or high sample throughput provides accurate measurements of nucleic acid concentrations using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in real time. The quantitative measurement is collected during the log phase of PCR amplification, when the quantity of PCR product is directly proportional to the amount of template nucleic acid. With qPCR’s high dynamic range, we can provide detection down to a two-fold change in concentration or quantitation of RNA from a single cell.
Using Luminex’s flexible xMAP platforming technology, Kashi Clinical Laboratories offers a variety of assay techniques. With its open architecture, Luminex provides for quick and accurate analysis.