The sample integrity requirements are chosen to ensure the generation of high-quality data. Please contact us before submitting such samples. It may be possible to use an alternative protocol that tolerates some sample degradation.
When working with samples of lower integrity than recommended, you will generally run the risk of introducing biases and noise into your data. This may or may not be an acceptable trade-off for your specific project.
We can certainly work with degraded samples if requested, but we cannot vouch for the quality of the resulting data.
Processing of low-integrity samples often requires additional handling and QC steps. Thus, additional custom processing costs may apply.