ABRC strives to provide the best quality service by providing as high quality stocks as possible. Quality control is performed on newly donated stocks, on stocks being reproduced and on stocks in preservation on a regular basis. In addition, user complaints are recorded in our local database and the issues are being addressed when presented to the ABRC. Our current error rates, defined as the number of complaints/number of stocks ordered, are between 800 per million and 2,000 per million for seed stocks. DNA stocks have a slightly higher error rate, and ABRC is moving to start sequencing and analyzing DNA stocks in a more routine basis to decrease errors.
If you are interested in the approaches and more information regarding QC standards used by ABRC, you can find QC flowcharts and more statistics in these QC slides_2018.pdf.
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