ForenSeq™ mtDNA
Control Region Solution
Analyze the mitochondrial DNA control region
from high-quality or degraded samples

State-of-the-Art Assay

State-of-the-art amplicon design enables optimal tiling strategy and assay performance.

Integrated Workflow

Assay, bioinformatics, and software designed concurrently to work as a supported, integrated solution.


Flexible throughput enables results on a few samples or an entire kit in less than two working days.

Whether you’re an experienced professional or just getting started, massively parallel sequencing (MPS) and mtDNA analysis is simple with the fully supported and integrated ForenSeq mtDNA Control Region Solution.

Now you can confidently:

  • Extract informative data from highly degraded and intact samples.
  • Process mitochondrial samples using the same, simple ForenSeq DNA nuclear workflow.
  • Prepare small or large batches of samples with a similar turn around time.
  • Interpret and analyze mitochondrial data with exceptionally usable scientific software.

ForenSeq mtDNA
Control Region Solution

“Overall it was easy to use and pleasant level of technical skill required to use the software is quite low.”

Dr. Rachel Houston, PhD

Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University

“The sensitivity of the assay is equal to or superior to methods that we use currently or have used in the past. The familiarity of the protocols worked seamlessly into our existing workflows with very few adjustments or additional training.”

Dr. Bobby LaRue, PhD

Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University

“The library can be prepared during one day and sequencing can be done overnight, which significantly reduces the time necessary to obtain data”

Ryan Gutierrez

Doctoral Research Assistant, Sam Houston State University

State-of-the-Art Assay

Specialized performance accessible to everyone

The most modern variants and an optimized primer design deliver accurate and informative results from even highly damaged samples. The same, simple ForenSeq workflow allows labs to shift seamlessly between nuclear STR and mitochondrial DNA processing when needed.

Supported, Integrated Workflow

Software designed for the assay – and you

The Universal Analysis Software v2 emphasizes usability to provide an approachable and efficient way to analyze mitochondrial data.

The ForenSeq mtDNA Control Region Solution was developed as a complete workflow, so the Verogen team will support you every step of the way.

Highly Scalable Solution

DNA to data within two working days

The ForenSeq mtDNA product line easily handles typical casework laboratory needs with small numbers of samples and readily scales up to large numbers of samples for project work, without extending your turn around time.

Technical Information

Sample Types:

Recommended Input per Reaction:

Multiplexing Capacity per Run:

Amplicon Design:

Efficient Time to Answer:

Primer Set:

Automation Available:

DNA extracted from a range of degraded samples, including bone, teeth, and hair.

50 pg genomic DNA (two reactions per sample)

3 – 48 samples

All primary amplicons ≤ 150 bp, average primary amplicon size 118 bp, insert overlaps ≥ 3bp

Analyzed results in < 2 working days, approximately 75 minutes of hands-on time.

18 primary amplicons; 122 primers


ForenSeq Universal Analysis Software Server

  • Intel Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz, 4 core, Kirby Lake processor
  • 2 x 16 GB 2666 MHz DDR4 memory
  • 256 GB 7mm Solid State Drives
  • 300 Watt power supply
  • Windows 10 Pro Operating System
  • Keyboard and mouse combination
  • 24″ 1920 x 1080 LED 1080p Monitor

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