The TaqMan® Custom Plating service offers the convenience of TaqMan® Assays pre-plated according to your specifications. This can significantly reduce your hands-on effort in getting your samples analyzed and virtually eliminates assay-pipetting error. Just tell us how you want to configure your plate and we will manufacture it. When your custom-plated TaqMan® Assays arrive, you simply add your sample and master mix, and start thermal cycling.

How to Order Custom-Plated TaqMan® Assays

Download the Request Form and Get Started

To order the TaqMan® Assay types listed above, follow the instructions below or work with your sales representative:

  1. Download and fill out the Custom Plating Service Request Form.
  2. Email the completed form to
  3. A Life Technologies representative will contact you in approximately 2–3 days to discuss your order.
  4. Your Custom Plates will arrive approximately 3–5 weeks after you place your order.

Order Through Your Sales Representative

Alternatively, contact your local Life Technologies Sales Representative. They will work with you to gather project needs and estimate costs. Then our manufacturing team will generate a quote and price, and ask you to confirm the details and place your order. Your Custom Plates will arrive approximately 3 to 5 weeks after you place your order.

Available for the Following TaqMan® Assay Types:

The TaqMan® Custom Plating service can be used for the following TaqMan® Assay types:

  • TaqMan® Gene Expression Assays (Inventoried, Made-to-Order, and Custom)
  • TaqMan® Non-coding RNA Assays (Inventoried and Made-to-Order)
  • TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays (Predesigned, Custom, and DME)
  • TaqMan® Mutation Detection Assays 
  • TaqMan® Copy Number Assays (Predesigned, Custom Plus, or Custom) either alone or in duplex with TaqMan® Copy Number Reference Assays
  • TaqMan® MicroRNA Assays (Inventoried, Made-to-Order, and Custom)
  • Custom TaqMan® Probes and Primers

Available Formats & Formulations

Choose from the following formats and formulations:

  • 96- or 384-well plates
  • 10–20 µL final reaction volumes
  • Assays dried into the plate or liquid formulation
  • Fast & standard formats for use with a wide range of instruments including the StepOnePlus™, 7500, 7900HT, and ViiA™ 7 Real-Time PCR Systems


Gene Expression Assays

TaqMan® Custom Plating Service Guide

Non-coding RNA Assays

Product Bulletin: TaqMan® Non-coding RNA Assays

SNP Genotyping Assays

Product Bulletin: TaqMan® Genotyping Assays

Mutation Detection Assays

Product Bulletin: TaqMan® Mutation Detection Assays

Copy Number Assays

Product Bulletin: TaqMan® Copy Number Assays

MicroRNA Assays

Product Bulletin: TaqMan® MicroRNA Assays

Notice to Purchaser

Limited License Statements and Disclaimers

Note: See user's manual or package insert for limited label license and trademark information. For Research Use Only. Not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.