How to start using the iSeq 100 System


How to Start Using the iSeq 100 System


Prep the Lab

Prepare the lab space in advance so that you are ready to install the iSeq 100 System upon delivery. With its small footprint, the iSeq 100 System requires only minimal bench space and an electrical outlet. Use the following guidelines to set up your lab space.

  • Reserve bench space:
    Height 42.5 cm (16.8 in) × Width 30.5 cm (12 in) × Depth 33 cm (13 in)
  • Leave ample space on the left side and behind the instrument so you can access the power switch on the back panel
  • Make sure you can reach the outlet easily with the provided power cord: 2.44 m (8 ft) in North America; 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in all other regions
  • Use the minimum clearance dimensions specified in the site prep guide to make sure the instrument is accessible from all sides
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iSeq 100 bench illustration


Start exploring how to get the most out of your iSeq 100 System while you wait for it to arrive.

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Track your iSeq 100 System from shipment to the moment it arrives at the lab. Unpacking and installing the iSeq 100 System takes only ~30 minutes. With convenient carrying handles, the lightweight instrument can be lifted easily and placed on a lab bench.

  • Shipping box weighs 21.8 kg (48 lbs)
  • iSeq 100 System weighs 15.9 kg (35 lbs)
  • Shipping box includes Ethernet cable, power cord, dry test cartridge, and dry test flow cell
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iSeq 100 unbox illustration

Set Up

Setting up the iSeq 100 System is as easy as connecting the power cable and turning the system on. Simply follow the onscreen prompts to perform a system check using the reusable test cartridge and flow cell.

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We’re always here to help. Our training courses can help you get started with library prep, sequencing, and data analysis. Illumina scientists and engineers are available globally to answer questions every step of the way.

Your iSeq 100 System will guide you through how to perform a system check and troubleshoot the instrument. The system is covered by a one-year warranty, which includes a replacement instrument or field service engineer support (depending on region) to minimize downtime.*

*Domestic shipments will arrive in as little as 1–2 days. International shipments may arrive up to 96 hours after ship time. Timing may vary depending on country and instrument condition.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions about the iSeq 100 System.
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