LabChip GX


The PerkinElmer LabChip GX is a high throughput microfluidics platform that performs reproducible, high-resolution, electrophoretic separations. It is suitable for DNA (including gDNA and PCR products) and RNA and can analyze 96 samples in less than 1 hour.

The LabChip GX RNA metrics of peak heights, peak areas, and concentration are used to determine an RQS (RNA Quality Score) number for each sample. The PerkinElmer RQS is a calculated score that rates the quality of RNA samples. The RQS has been validated to correlate well with Agilent’s RIN (RNA Integrity Number) and follows the same 0-10 scale rating.

The BRF is providing this service at low cost to customers.

To use the reagents effectively, all runs require a minimum of 48 samples. The runs can be a combination of different users' samples.

As a part of the service, users samples are processed by BRF staff.

Please order the number of samples you require on and bring the signed paperwork with you.

We are providing services as follows:

DNA - HT HiSens – Tuesday mornings;

Total RNA – HT RNA - Thursday mornings.

Samples should be submitted to the BRF either prior to, or by 9am on the day of the run.
For gDNA and PCR products, please contact the BRF (


DNA Analysis
DNA fragment quantitation and detection

  • PCR
  • RT-PCR
  • Sequencing
  • Genotyping

RNA Analysis
RNA quality assessment and quantitation

  • Microarrays
  • qRT-PCR
  • Biobanking
  • Sequencing

Exome Capture

Sequencing Library Preparation Workflows

Kits available:

DNA 1K; DNA 5K; DNA 12K; DNA HiSensitive; gDNA.

Total RNA; mRNA; Pico RNA.

Data is provided in tabular form and can be exported into spreadsheet format. Electropherograms are supplied in jpeg format.

Please order the number of samples you would like processed through – Stores – Perkin Elmer LabChip GX

Please note that there is a 2-3 working day turnaround for results. If you need your results sooner, the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer is available for use.


Price can be viewed on our LIMS site at

Order form

Please order the number of samples you would like processed through – Stores – Perkin Elmer LabChip GX

Terms & conditions


  1. The BRF operates on a cost recovery basis.  The percentage of subsidization is determined by The John Curtin School of Medical Research.

  2. No samples or orders will be processed without an authorised* sample submission/order form and valid charge code.

 (*Authorised by signature of the PI/Lab Head, or by granting of electronic access to BRF ordering systems with the authority of the PI/Lab Head).
  3. It is a condition of the contract between the ACRF and JCSMR/ANU that "the Foundation (ACRF) is to be acknowledged in all scientific publications which utilise the Facility (BRF) at the Institute (JCSMR)".  
All work performed in the BRF, whether full service or not, and the use of any BRF resources should be acknowledged in all publications arising from that work.This should be in the “Material and Methods” section of the paper (see examples in the column to the right). Any further individual acknowledgements are solely at your discretion.

A reference to the publication should be sent to the Manager of the BRF once the paper is published (includes theses).

BRF collaborations and co-authorship:  although the BRF is primarily a service unit, there are instances where BRF staff make significant contributions to either the technical or intellectual input of the project. This should be discussed with the staff member concerned prior to commencement of the collaboration. 

Consumables and data


The customer agrees to cover the cost of any consumables ordered on their behalf if the customer fails to supply the correct quantity and quality of the starting material required for processing.  Details of the quality and quantity required are on the BRF website and sample submission form. 

  2. Customers are responsible for archiving data generated by the BRF. Data generated by the BRF are solely for the use of the customer and their collaborators.  Data is not to be sold to a third party. 

 The BRF shall not be responsible for data output generated from samples that deviate from recommended protocols as requested by the customer.

  3. Upon receipt of consumables and/or data, the customer accepts responsibility for the correct handling, use, storage and disposal of the consumables/data.
  4. The BRF extends no warranties of any kind in respect to the consumables.

  Any consumables sold may have hazardous properties.  The customer agrees to use appropriate caution and safeguards as not all properties are known. 

  5. Consumables sold by the BRF shall not be transferred to another party without the written consent of the BRF.  The BRF is not responsible for any losses arising from the use of consumables.  

The BRF will not be liable to the customer for any loss, claim or demand made by the customer due to acceptance, handling, use, storage or disposal of consumables and/or data by the customer, except to the extent permitted by law when it is the result of wilful misconduct on the part of the BRF or its employees.

Acknowledgement in Publications


Real-time PCR

“Amplifications were performed in 384-well optical reaction plates (Applied Biosystems) with a 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System at the ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, using SDS 2.4 software to analyse raw data.”

DNA Sanger Sequencing

“Amplified PCR products were purified and sequenced on an AB 3730xl DNA Analyzer (at the ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University) following the manufacturer's protocol (Applied Biosystems 2002).”

Peptide synthesis

“Peptides were synthesized chemically using the 9-fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (Fmoc) method on a CEM Microwave-assisted Peptide Synthesizer and purified by one round of C18 reversed-phase HPLC by the ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University. As required, the N- or C-terminus, or both, were protected by acetylation or amidation, respectively.” 

Tetramer synthesis

“Cells were surface stained with APC-labelled tetramers consisting of murine class I MHC molecule (H-2Db), b2-microglobulin and influenza nucleoprotein peptide NP366–374. Tetramers were synthesised at the ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University using BirA enzyme synthesized as described (O’Callaghan et al., 1999). [O’Callaghan, C.A., Byford, M.F., Wyer, J.R., Willcox, B.E., Jakobsen, B.K., McMichael, A.J. and Bell, J.I (1999). BirA Enzyme: Production and Application in the study of membrane receptor-ligand interactions by site-specific biotinylation. Anal. Biochem. 266, 9-15.]”


Updated:  26 September 2018/Responsible Officer:  Director, ACRF/Page Contact:  Web Admin, ACRF