When good goes in, great comes out. The BioArk Fish Collection Kits combine convenient sample collection with drastically improved logistics, storage, and shipping. Using these kits, you can collect regularly-sized fin clips directly into an extraction-capable 96-well format  without the use of ethanol, freezing, or buffers.  Avoiding ethanol and freezing greatly improves storage and shipping logistics and helps protect samples from degradation associated with defrosted packages.  Order your BioArk Fish kits in combination with DNA extraction or All-inclusive extraction and genotyping services and experience the full service convenience of sampling to genotyping.  DNA purified from BioArk Fish kits are compatible with KASP genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing technologies or array genotyping.

The kit includes

  • 96-well plate
  • Guide
  • Complete set of tools for collecting animal sample material
  • Instructions for return shipment of the filled plate for genetic analysis.


  • Quality data from consistent sample quality, size, and shipping stability
  • Environmentally friendly with reductions in plastic consumption, hazardous ethanol, energy consumption, and carbon emissions over traditional sampling methods
  • Convenient genotyping by courier concept
  • Easy shipment and customs clearing

The BioArk Fish kits standardise the quality of the DNA that is extracted and dramatically improve the quality of the resulting genotyping data.

Use of the BioArk Fish kits eliminates fees and delays to transfer fin clips into an extraction format and maps samples to specific wells

(left) Image of rainbow trout being sampled with BioArk Fish provided by Hendrix Genetics

(right) Detailed view of fin punch used with rainbow trout. Image generously provided by Hendrix Genetics

Product number


Price per kit Please inquire for standalone purchase pricing. 
Turnaround time from receipt of kit to return of data Standard turnaround time for extraction and genotyping service applies
Sample capacity 96 samples per kit (please leave two wells unused as non-template controls for DNA extraction and genotyping services)
Kit contents
  • Manual
  • Fin puncture tool
  • Cutting mat
  • 96 deep-well plate
  • Strip-caps
  • Packaged desiccant material
  • Return shipment instructions
  • Rubber band
  • Plastic return bag

* not applicable in combination with discounts on genotyping or DNA extraction services

How to order and receive the kit

  • Fill out the BioArk quote request form.
  • Sign and return quote or provide a PO.
  • We will confirm the project details. (If you would like genotyping included we will ask you to submit the sequences of the SNPs.)
  • We ship you the sample collection kits.

Collect samples

  • Collect your sample material according to the protocol and return the filled plates to including the sample plate data.

Service laboratories

  • Once we receive your samples, we perform the DNA extraction and optionally design the assays and perform genotyping in our service laboratories.

Receive data

  • Once your project is complete, and data has been analysed, we will e-mail you the results. Typically, you will receive an e-mail with a link to your data file on our secure web server.

Please enquire for our  DNA sequencing services in combination with the sample collection kit.