Download the sampling protocol
Thank you for choosing NatureMetrics for your eDNA sampling. On this page you will find our step-by-step aquatic eDNA sampling protocol for use in the field, and there are more recommendations in our sampling video below. You should read the instructions before you go sampling to ensure you have everything you need. When sampling eDNA from aquatic environments, always remember to carry out your own risk assessment beforehand and always be safe by the water. If you would like to visit this page whilst in the field, simply scan the QR code on your kit.
See it for yourself
Environmental DNA, or eDNA, can be captured from waterbodies and used to detect biodiversity with the NatureMetrics aquatic eDNA sampling kits. Here, our CEO Katie Critchlow shows you how simple it is to take an eDNA sample from water.
Katie shows you how to collect a water sample, filter the water using the filtering kit provided, and preserve it with our preservative solution. After watching this video, you’ll have seen how easy the aquatic eDNA sampling process is, and you will be ready to collect your own eDNA samples using our easy-to-use kits and protocol.
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If you would like to learn more about eDNA-based monitoring, why not visit our InfoHub where we have a range of materials from scientific publications to case studies and a glossary of keywords. We hope you enjoy your sampling, and we would love to see your photos. Tag us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram using our handle @NatureMetrics or by using the #NatureMetrics hashtag.