Sample Packaging and Shipping

  1. A properly completed, signed Sample Submission Form must be included with every order. The form should be sent to 1st BASE by email, and a hardcopy should accompany the shipment. 

  2. For protection against damage during shipping, secondary containers must be used, to enclose primary containers. A typical primary container would be the microfuge tube containing your DNA/RNA sample. An example of a useful secondary container would be a 50ml screwcap tube, into which several primary microfuge tubes can be placed, together with some wadding (paper towel or similar) to prevent tube movement during shipment. 

  3. Tubes come in different qualities - ensure your tube can withstand the inflight temperature variations during shipping without weakening or cracking. In particular, tubes used for dry-ice shipments must be strong enough to withstand freezing temperatures. 

  4. All tubes (primary and secondary) must be sealed with parafilm. 

  5. Maximum fill capacity: to avoid spill over of samples, fill primary tubes up to a maximum of half – three-quarters of the tube capacity. 

  6. Labelling of tubes: use permanent markers, preferably alcohol/solvent resistant. Label both the top and sides of every tube. You may wish to use adhesive labels such as Tough-Tags. It is important that the label be intact when your sample arrives at 1st BASE, especially if you are sending multiple samples. The sample name on the label must match the name in the Table on Page 3 of the NGS service order form. 

  7. Shipping: please ensure that you use a courier service that provides a tracking number for your shipment. Time your shipments to arrive early in the week, as there will be no delivery acceptance over weekends or Public Holidays. Shipping addresses as follows: 

    Shipments from Malaysia and all other International Countries

    Shipments from Singapore

    Apical Scientific Sdn Bhd
    No. 7-1 to 7-4, Jalan SP 2/7,
    Taman Serdang Perdana, Seksyen 2,
    43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
    ATTN: NGS department 
    Tel: +603-8943 3252
    Fax: +603-8943 3243

    Axil Scientific Pte Ltd
    41 Science Park Road #04-08
    The Gemini, Singapore Science Park II
    Singapore 117610
    ATTN: NGS department
    Tel: +65-6775 7318
    Fax: +65-6775 7211
    For local customers within Malaysia and Singapore, please contact us for sample pick up service by our despatch team.