Newt eDNA Analysis Kits

Product code: 12560

Newt eDNA Analysis Kits

Product code: 12560

£200.00 Excl. Tax: £240.00 Incl. Tax:


Wildcare are pleased to be working with Applied Genomics Ltd to offer an eDNA analysis service for Great Crested Newts .

Please contact us to order and for full details.

Please note there is a £ 40 courier charge that covers sending and returning up to 6 kits.

Our GCN Molecular Detection kits are assembled in accordance with the DEFRA WC1067 Guidance. They contain everything required for field sampling of Great Crested Newt eDNA from pond water.

Surveys may be undertaken in a single visit to the target pond made between 15th April and 30th June. Water samples must be collected by a licensed GCN surveyor following the methods described in the DEFRA WC1067 Technical Report. The samples must then be returned to Applied Genomics’ laboratory, using our prepaid courier service, where they will be analysed in accordance with the laboratory protocols described in the DEFRA WC1067 Guidance

  • new, purpose-built laboratory for environmental DNA applications
  • strict laboratory management systems to ensure proper procedures are followed in accordance with DEFRA WC1067 Guidance
  • 5 working days turnaround from analysis; a faster service is also available.
In The Field
  • Our Newt eDNA sampling kits are made fresh to order. 
  • Kits should not be exposed to UV light.
  • Once they are made, kits can be stored in the fridge for up to one month before analysis (total time before and after sampling).
  • We use Parcelforce to deliver and collect your sampling kits.
  • Deliveries and collections are not timed; if you require a timed delivery this will incur an additional charge.

We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 3.00pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer. Schwegler products need to be ordered by 11am for next day delivery. 

If your order is urgent please call us on 01451 833 181. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.

We will always use a reputable courier company and require a signature on delivery. Smaller items are usually shipped using Royal Mail or Interlink, and larger items are sent usingTNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Hacklings.

We will email you shipping confirmation after your order has been despatched. Where available, you will also receive tracking notification by email or text. If you need to track your parcel urgently then please contact us.

We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote.

UK mainland delivery starts at £6.67 ex VAT, while Highlands and Islands delivery starts at £12.50. You can calculate shipping costs using the basket.

For full delivery information please click here.


If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.

You will need to obtain a Returns Number  - please call us on 01451 833181 or email

Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ

We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.

Please click here to view our full returns policy.