What's the turnaround time for whole genome sequencing?

Whole Genome Sequencing Kit Turnaround Time

Turnaround Time: Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole Genome Sequencing 30xUsual Turnaround Time*Possible Turnaround Time*
Premium Expedited2 weeksUp to 3 weeks
Expedited6-8 weeksUp to 10 weeks
Standard10-12 weeksUp to 16 weeks

*Turnaround time starts when the laboratory receives your DNA collection kit.

Whole genome sequencing is one of the world’s most advanced genetic technologies and accurately sequencing the genome requires a tremendous amount of laboratory work and computing power. While the more basic DNA tests performed by companies such as 23andMe use ‘genotyping’ to obtain data on less than 0.1% of the genome, whole genome sequencing is a more advanced, intricate technology that takes considerably longer because it obtains data on ~100% of the genome.

The total turnaround time from when the laboratory receives your DNA collection kit to when the data and results are available in your Sequencing.com account is usually around 10-12 weeks for our Standard service, 6-8 weeks for our Expedited Service,  and 2-3 weeks for our Premium Expedited service. When the laboratory is very busy, the turnaround time for our Standard WGS service can be as long as 16 weeks.

Please note that turnaround times are an estimate and are not a guarantee. For our Standard WGS service, we do our best to sequence your genome in less than 16 weeks but sometimes that’s not possible.

Due to the technical complexity of whole genome sequencing, our stringent quality controls throughout the process, and our mission to only deliver the highest-quality genome data, we are unable to rush sequencing faster than 2 weeks (Premium Expedited).

There are numerous quality control checkpoints throughout the sequencing process to help ensure the highest quality data is obtained.


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