Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Support every step of the way

The LuminUltra advantage: a complete, end-to-end solution

We offer a complete solution from sample collection to result, including sample preservation and preparation, sequencing, bioinformatics and insightful reporting via our web dashboard.

Our comprehensive NGS report includes application-relevant concentrations and insights, and identifies problematic organism types.

Accurate, reliable results

Sample with confidence

With the LuminUltra GeneCount® qKit Preserve, you can ensure the microbiome of your sample is preserved for the most accurate results regardless of location or time of sampling.

You can submit a variety of sample types via our unique sample preservation kit, including solids, surface swabs, water and wastewater. Samples ship at ambient temperatures and via standard mail, with no need for cold chain shipping.

Actionable insights

Results interpretation with the GeneCount® Dashboard

GeneCount® Dashboard ensures you achieve the greatest benefit from your testing program, including application-relevant concentrations and insights and identification of problematic organism types. With the GeneCount® Dashboard you can perform additional analyses on your sample, identify trends over time and easily share results within your organization.

Comprehensive and quantifiable

Our NGS service includes qPCR testing which quantifies the entire community of interest. This results in more valuable reporting, giving you both the relative abundance numbers of what’s in your sample as well as the actual concentration quantities in cells/mL.

Identify trends over time

With the NGS Dashboard you don’t have to worry about large, unwieldy spreadsheets. Easily manipulate your data, examine specific functional groups such as ammonia-oxidizing and sulfate-reducing, and identify trends over time.

Collaborate and share your results

We make the data easy to communicate with your internal stakeholders, including data visualizations, trend analysis and application-specific concentrations and insights.


Mitigating capital upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant using DNA sequencing

Learn how a municipality weighing a capital upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant used LuminUltra’s GeneCount® NGS service to understand the microbial community in their system. Operators knew the expensive project would improve treatment performance and bring the plant into compliance, but was there a better, less-costly alternative?

Discover the LuminUltra difference

Customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries rely on our NGS service for their testing needs.

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