Control Expansion Kit

Lambda DNA (LMD). Pack of six vials

This is compatible with all DNA sequencing kits.

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This kit contains six vials of Lambda DNA for performing a Lambda Control Experiment.

Lambda DNA is 48 kb long and serves as a good model system to evaluate the nanopore sequencing workflow.Control experiments should be carried out when users are getting started with an Oxford Nanopore device, or when troubleshooting library preparation.

The Control Expansion Kit features:

Associated protocolsRapid Sequencing Kit V14 - Lambda control (SQK-RAD114)
Ligation sequencing gDNA V14 - Lambda control (SQK-LSK114)
Lambda Control Experiment (SQK-LSK109)
Lambda Control Experiment (SQK-LSK110)
Rapid Lambda Control Experiment (SQK-RAD004)
Pack size24 reactions
StabilityShipped at 2–8°C

Long-term storage -20°C

Oxford Nanopore Technologies deem the useful life of the product to be 3 months from receipt by the customer.

Shipping and logistics:

Flow cells and kits are shipped together in an environmentally friendly temperature-controlled shipping box.

Products are shipped to customers within the USA and EU Monday to Thursday. Shipments to Canada, Norway, Korea and Japan are expedited Monday to Wednesday; with Australia and New Zealand leaving our warehouses on a Friday. Shipments to the rest of the world are made on Mondays to allow the full working week for packages to arrive.

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What's in the box

The Control Expansion contains Lambda DNA (LMD), sufficient for at least 24 reactions.

CTL001 reformat

NameAcronymCap colourNo. of vialsFill volume per vial (μl)
Lambda DNALMDYellow690

Note: The DNA Control Sample (DCS) is a 3.6 kb standard amplicon mapping the 3' end of the Lambda genome.


The Control Expansion can be used together with:


  • Ligation Sequencing Kit V14 (SQK-LSK114)
  • Ligation Sequencing Kit (SQK-LSK110)
  • Ligation Sequencing Kit (SQK-LSK109)
  • Rapid Sequencing Kit (SQK-RAD004)
  • Rapid Sequencing Kit V14 (SQK-RAD114)
  • Sequencing Auxiliary Vials (EXP-AUX002)
  • Sequencing Auxiliary Vials V14 (EXP-AUX003)
  • Flow Cell Wash Kit (EXP-WSH004)
  • Flow Cell Priming Kit V14 (EXP-FLP004)

Flow cells

  • FLO-MIN106D
  • FLO-MIN114
  • FLO-PRO002
  • FLO-PRO114M


  • MinION Mk1B
  • MinION Mk1C
  • GridION
  • PromethION