Laboratory for Molecular Typing (LMT)

*****Important Notice*****

The Laboratory for Molecular Typing is increasing its fee for PFGE service for the first time in seven years.  The new pricing will apply to all new submissions received on or after May 1, 2014.  The new fees per enzyme, per isolate will be $105 for clients within NY, and $130 for clients outside of NY.

Welcome to the home page for the Cornell University Laboratory for Molecular Typing

The Laboratory for Molecular Typing (LMT) is a fee-for-service facility within the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. The LMT, established in 1996 by Professor Carl A. Batt is currently under the direction of Professor Martin Wiedmann and is affiliated with the Center for Advanced Technology Bio-Resource Center.   

The lab offers a wide variety of technologies to identify and characterize microorganisms to the genus, species, and subspecies level. Services are strictly confidential. Discounts are available for educational institutions and companies within New York State. Researchers within Cornell University should contact the lab regarding pricing options. 

Services and fees

Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) Typing  uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) PulseNet Protocol and BioNumerics Analysis Software to produce high quality, reproducible genetic fingerprints for pathogenic organisms.

The LMT offers additional subtyping services for select food borne pathogens, including MLST and full genome sequencing. Please contact Sherry Roof ser15@cornell.edu for more information. 

Fees:  All fees listed are cost per isolate. 

Service Within NY Outside of NY
PFGE Typing
(per enzyme per isolate)
$90.00 $115.00

Please schedule any shipments to arrive at our laboratory Monday through Friday. The Laboratory for Molecular Typing is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Submit a Request for Molecular Typing