How many cycles of SBS chemistry are in my kit?

Jul 27, 2018


Making sure that sufficient volumes of SBS reagents are loaded onto the sequencing instrument is crucial for a successful run. Running out of reagents during a run impacts intensity and quality, and can result in a run failure. On certain instruments, dual-index runs need an additional 7 cycles of reagents for the chemistry-only cycles at the beginning of the second Index Read. These 7 cycles must be considered when calculating the number of cycles supported by the kit.

The following table outlines available reagent kit sizes and the maximum number of cycles each kit can perform:


For more information about each SBS reagent kit, including how to prepare, combine, and split SBS reagents when possible, visit the support page for each kit.