Harvard Chan Microbiome Collection Core


The provision of HCMCC services is concentrated around the following aims:

Microbiome Sample Collection Kit

The HCMCC kit avoids the need for expensive, bulky, and inconvenient ice packs by providing several different room temperature storage media that are also compatible with multiple different molecular assays including any combination of amplicon (16S / 18S / ITS), metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing, and metabolomics.

The kit further includes a culture-compatible collector using anaerobic media that yields live microbes for culture or gnotobiotic experiments, as well as user-friendly instructions and standardized questionnaires to capture recent medications, diet, and oral and gastrointestinal health status.

Please contact us at hcmcc@hsph.harvard.edu for consultations, service requests, or to discuss a collaboration.


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