As a national sequencing core facility, the NSC offers sequencing services on the Novaseq 6000, HiSeq X, HiSeq 3000/4000, NextSeq 500 & MiSeq instruments from Illumina and the PacBio RS II from Pacific Biosciences.

For an overview and comparison of the properties of the different machines, please refer to our Illumina technology.

For more in-depth information on the individual machines that we are currently making available to users, please follow the links below:

Illumina sequencing


NovaSeq 6000          HiSeq X          HiSeq 3000/4000      NextSeq 500               MiSeq


PacBio sequencing



Sample Submission:

A sample submission form needs to be filled out when submitting a sample for Illumina sequencing. You should also download the separate guideline file (Guidelines for completion of Illumina sample submission form). The form should be filled out (light grey boxed sections 1-6), saved under a file name that includes name and date and submitted as soon as possible before delivery/submission of your sample(s). The completed form should be sent by email to: For sequencing on the PacBio-machine, please use seperate sample sheet PacBio sample submission form.

Single Cell Sequencing

We have a 10X Genomics Chromium instrument available at both nodes (Blindern and Ullevål). We do not offer Chromium library preparations as a service, but you can book our machines to prepare your own libraries, as long as you perform the sequencing with us. For booking inquiries, please just send us a mail at 


Published Mar. 13, 2012 4:51 PM - Last modified Mar. 31, 2020 12:34 PM