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GenHunter DNA Sequencing Service

GenHunter DNA Sequencing Service imagesGenHunter is a leading service provider of Sanger DNA sequencing for many universities and biotech companies in the Nashville area due to our high-quality sequences, fast turnaround time, friendly customer service, and free pickup service (at Vanderbilt locations). Ask about our special offers to try us today!


  1. Prepare samples & primers
    • Submission guidelines & more are found in the Sequencing Info Sheet
      • In general, for each reaction submit samples and primers separately in 1.5 mL tubes with 8 µL volume in each
  2. Complete order form & email to
    • Submit your order form by 10am Monday-Friday to qualify for same-day pickup/next-day results (see Results section below for more details)
      • Vanderbilt pickups occur from 10:30am-noon M-F (samples not ready by 10:30am may be picked up the following business day)
      • Drop-offs/deliveries should occur from 9am-noon M-F to run the same day (deliveries made from noon-5pm will run the following business day)


  • Results are usually sent the following business day, and are guaranteed within 1-3 business days
    • Sequences are emailed upon completion and sent as .ab1 and .seq files (click to view a sample sequence)
    • Print-outs can be delivered for a small additional fee

Advantages of GenHunter's DNA Sequencing Service:

  • High Quality
    • Long reads up to 1050 bp on our ABI 3130xl
    • Often able to successfully sequence templates that other companies cannot
    • Polite, knowledgeable tech support & customer service
  • Fast Turnaround 
    • More than 90% of results are back the next business day (3 days max)
  • Convenient
    • Located in Nashville off of I-65, we are very close to many universities and businesses in the area
    • Complimentary pickups at all Vanderbilt labs, and drop-offs accepted from all other locations
    • You may request previously submitted tubes to be used for other reactions within 2 weeks from the submission date
    • Fast response time!
  • Proven Track Record
    • Over 300 customers and 100 Vanderbilt labs currently use our services
  • Free Repeats
    • We offer a free repeat for each reaction within 2 weeks from the submission date


  • Standard Sanger Sequencing
    • 1-15 reactions: $8.15 / run
    • 16+ reactions:  $8 / run
    • Bulk (96 well plate):  $7 / run ($672/plate) [for one primer w/ 96 templates or one template w/ 96 primers]
    • Add $0.25 / run for paper print-outs
  • Run Only (you do the reactions, we run it)
    • 1-15 reactions: $6 / run
    • 16+ reactions:  $4 / run


Since 2003, GenHunter has been working with researchers at many local institutions including Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University (TSU), Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Meharry Medical College, and Lipscomb University--we are proud to provide quality data to help facilitate the important research of our biomedical community!