- Rapid isolation of high-quality, ready-to-use RNA
- No organic extraction or alcohol precipitation
- Consistent, high yields
- Complete removal of contaminants and inhibitors
The QIAamp Viral RNA Mini Kit simplifies the purification of viral RNA from cell-free body fluids with fast spin-column or vacuum procedures. Viral RNA binds specifically to the QIAamp silica membrane, and pure viral RNA is eluted in either water or a buffer provided with the kit. Purification can be fully automated on the QIAcube Connect.
Optimized buffers and enzymes lyse samples, stabilize nucleic acids, and enhance selective RNA adsorption to the QIAamp membrane. To guarantee RNA integrity, samples are lysed under highly denaturing conditions to inactivate RNases. Alcohol is added and lysates loaded onto the QIAamp spin column. Wash buffers are used to remove impurities and pure, ready-to-use RNA is then eluted in water or low-salt buffer.
It is automatable on the QIAcube. The QIAamp Viral RNA Mini Accessory Set provides the additional buffers and reagents needed for automated, low-throughput sample prep using both QIAcube and QIAamp Viral RNA Mini Kit.
For greater speed and convenience in RNA purification, samples can be processed by vacuum instead of centrifugation. QIAamp Mini spin columns (see figure “QIAamp Viral RNA Mini spin column“) are accommodated on the QIAvac 24 manifold using VacValves and VacConnectors, provided in the QIAamp Vac Accessory Set. VacValves should be used if sample flow rates differ significantly, in order to ensure consistent vacuum. Disposable VacConnectors are used to avoid any cross-contamination.
The QIAamp Viral RNA Mini Kit simplifies the purification of viral RNA from cell-free body fluids, offering fast spin-column or vacuum procedures, or automation on QIAcube. Sample types include:
- Plasma and serum
- Other cell-free body fluids
- Cell-culture supernatants
|Applications||PCR, qPCR, real-time PCR|
|Elution volume||50 µl|
|Main sample type||Liquid media|
|Processing||Manual (centrifugation or vacuum)|
|Purification of total RNA, miRNA, poly A+ mRNA, DNA, or protein||Viral RNA|
|Sample amount||140 µl|
|Time per run or per prep||20–40 minutes|