Whole Genome Sequencing

Service icon Whole genome sequencing gives you the big picture

For studies needing the most comprehensive information about important samples, OICR can perform whole genome sequencing with as little as 50 nanograms of input DNA. We've supported both large resequencing studies and rapid turnaround projects where data for each sample needs to be returned to clinical researchers.

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Service Applications Description
Standard coverage (30X)
  • Germline mutations
  • Structural variants
  • Minimum 50ng DNA
Standard coverage whole genomes are adequate for most applications where variations are readily identifiable, such as germline SNVs or tumour cell lines with little heterogeneity.
Deep coverage (>50X)
  • Rare somatic mutations
  • Complex structural variants
  • Minimum 100ng DNA
Deep coverage genomes provide a more detailed view of DNA when cellular heterogenity is high, or where complicated structural changes such as chromothripsis are expected.