Facilities: Conditionally available for public testing
Last Modified: 29-OCT-13
This laboratory complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 (2005) interpreted for research using CITAC Guide CG2 Quality Assurance for Research and
Development and Non-Routine Analysis (1998).
Management and conduct of research into the determination of: - the identification of a
particular species; - the identification of an individual to a geographical region; - individualisation - pedigree testing or matching two
Biological samples are securely stored for sample/evidence integrity and chain of custody is maintained.
of the biological samples is performed using the following analytical techniques and processes: - Genomic DNA Extraction - PCR for species
identification (including PCR clean-up) - PCR for individual identification (including PCR clean-up) - Agarose gel electrophoresis -
DNA sequencing - DNA sequencing analysis - DNA genotype analysis - DNA-based gender testing - Morphological identification
of species (terrestrial vertebrate, terrestrial invertebrate, marine vertebrate, marine invertebrate) - Tissue subsampling - Tissue
banking The Australian Museum Frozen Tissue Collection Bank is a biorepository and databank focused on the collection of species related biospecimens.
It provides researchers with a diverse range of specimens and the associated data obtained. The Frozen Tissue Collection is managed in accordance with
applicable principles of the National Health and Medical Research Council Biobanks Information Paper 2010.