Viral Whole Genomes

Sample type:

Blood, Plasma, Body Fluids, extracted RNA and DNA


10 working days

Service details

Viral whole-genome sequencing (WGS) involves sequencing the entire genome of a virus of a known reference (re-sequencing) or an unknown (de novo sequencing). Accurate Viral WGS information is critical for detecting low frequency mutations, finding key deletions and insertions, and discovering genetic changes among microbial strains. We have long term experience sequencing many viruses, including:

- Chikungunya Virus

- Dengue Virus

- Herpes simplex virus 1

- Herpes simplex virus 2

- Human Immunodeficiency virus type 1

- Human Immunodeficiency virus type 2

- Human Hepatitis Virus type A

- Human Hepatitis Virus type B

- Human Hepatitis Virus type C

- Human Herpesvirus type 8 - Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus

- Yellow Fever Virus

- Zika Virus

- *We are continuosly expaning our viruses' list, please contact us if you need another virus to be sequenced.


DNA Sequencing


Illumina (Miseq, NextSeq, HiSeq)

* Contact us for quote

Please note that academic price involves subsidizing the production of data and KRISP members producing (max. two individuals) and/or analyzing data are normally co-authors to manuscripts. The commercial price include all costs and no-authorship or collaborationn is needed. Price can vary due to exchange rates, price last estimated at - 2019-03-10

- Avaliable Equipment

NGS of Amplicons, Microbial Whole Genomes, Exomes, Transcriptomics, 16S RNA, Microbiome, RNA-Seq

KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira