Great Crested Newt eDNA sampling with NatureMetrics

Download the protocol here

Thank you for choosing NatureMetrics for your eDNA sampling.

On this page you will find our step-by-step GCN eDNA sampling protocol for use in the field, and there are more recommendations in our GCN webinar 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.

Download the protocol here

Your GCN eDNA Toolkit

If you’d like more information on your GCN eDNA service, we recommend watching our GCN webinar below which gives an introduction to GCN eDNA surveys, our top tips for GCN eDNA sampling, a how-to guide on logistics, interpreting your sampling data and reporting results. There was also a live Q&A with the NatureMetrics scientists, but if your questions remain unanswered you can always get in touch with the newt team on

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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.

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