So what is an electropherogram?

In simple terms, an electropherogram enables you to visualise the results of that which happens during a stage of DNA analysis known as electrophoresis (a process enabling the sorting of molecules based on size). The fragments of DNA are fluorescently labelled (using fluorescent primers in PCR). A laser will read the quantity of fluorescence as the DNA runs past it, so instead of seeing a band on the gel you get to see a fluorescent peak wherever there are labelled DNA fragments.

A sample electropherogram image

 Example of an electropherogram

An electropherogram may be ordered for the following tests:

  • DNA profiling services
  • Paternity testing (available for post-birth but not prenatal testing)
  • DNA sequencing
  • Relationship tests

Sequences are shown by sharp, high peaks (as shown in the diagram) – the readings obviously vary to each person’s very own sequence, so electropherograms are truly exclusive to each individual.The peaks on the graphs represent alleles at loci.

When you order, click on the image below (sample) and your how very own DNA profile will be depicted.

Click here to view image of electropherogram

I would like to order – how do I go about it?

Ordering this service is easy! You get the option of ordering your very own electropherogram when purchasing your test! So when you select the test you require, go onto our order page- the option will be available by just ticking it. A further charge will be added onto the final price – your order is then automatically registered and recorded into our system.

The cost please?

Your very own personal electropherogram will only cost you $60 per test result – this will include a hard copy which will be sent as an email attachment along with your results. The cost of an electropherogram is a standard fee and does not vary depending on the type of test.

After completion will I still get my electropherogram?

You can apply for your electropherogram if your DNA analysis was carried out by EasyDNA – even after your test has been concluded.

If you are already a customer of ours just send your full name, case reference and request to [email protected]


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