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Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently asked questions about cell lines, Labcorp, samples and journals.

Journal & NIH funding guidelines

Many journals and now funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have guidelines set in place for the authentication of cell lines used in research studies.

What is human STR DNA profiling?

Labcorp's cell line authentication testing uses STR profiling for human and mouse DNA identification.

References & other resources

Labcorp offers many resources and references to help understand the necessity of cell line authentication and mycoplasma contamination detection.

ICLAC Information

The International Cell Line Authentication Committee (ICLAC) was established in 2012 to raise awareness of false or misidentified cell lines and to help promote authentication testing as an effective way to combat the problem.