I’m looking for a company that will accept a tissue sample (e.g. a spider leg) and provide the DNA barcode for the organism. Many years ago I was using Quintara Biosciences, but they stopped accepting tissue samples. Then I tried biome-id in Germany. They were great, but shipping tissue samples in alcohol across international borders was a nightmare. I had to fill out half a dozen forms, and it would still get held up at customs. Then I started using LifeScanner, which was also great (although they only do one-directional sequencing and don’t provide traces). LifeScanner is no longer selling their sample kits, however, so I can’t use them either.
There are lots of DNA sequencing services outside the U.S: AllGenetics in Spain; CCDB in Canada; GeneLethu in South Africa; Genetika Science in Indonesia, etc., but I can’t seem to find any in the U.S. that accept tissue samples (rather than already extracted DNA) and aren’t specific to one type of organism (seafood, bacteria, etc.). Anyone have a lead for me?