Small RNA Sequencing Service

Small RNA sequencing focuses on short RNA molecules. It allows us to discover novel miRNA and other small noncoding RNA molecules and to study their relative abundances. Such molecules are often part of silencing and post-transcriptional gene expression regulation processes. The sequencing of small RNAs can be a vital part in the identification of novel biomarkers.

QC standards

  • Sequencing quality standard – Q30 > 80 %
  • Standard of library preparation is the same as for diagnostic samples

Small RNA Sequencing at a Glance

  • Strand-specific library preparation
  • Single-end sequencing with 50 bp recommended
  • ≥ 15 million cluster per sample recommended
  • Sequencing on Illumina state-of-the-art sequencers
  • Large variety of bioinformatic analysis options
  • Turnaround Time: 2-4 weeks
  • Detailed project reporting

Sample Requirements

Input RNA: 500 ng total RNA

Purified Small RNA: from 1–10 ng total RNA

RNA Concentration: 20 ng/µL

RNA Volume: ≥ 20 µL

RNA Quality: RIN ≥ 8 for total RNA samples

Customization Options

  • RNA isolation as additional service
  • Adaption of sequencing depth


Data transfer via download (secure server) or shipping
on HDD is available.

  • Alignment
  • Normalization (miRge)
  • Counting of miRNAs
  • Differential gene expression
  • Annotation (miRBAse)

Start Your Project Now

Please do not hesitate to contact us; we are happy to design an individual concept for your project.

If possible, please provide us with information about sample material, number of samples, and preferred sequencing depth.