Rapid isolation and purification of total RNA from blood that has been preserved using Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes

  • Compatible with Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes
  • Isolate true total RNA including siRNA and microRNA
  • No phenol extractions
  • Purify high-quality RNA in 30 minutes
  • Purified RNA is suitable for a variety of downstream applications, including Small RNA Sequencing. Find out more information on Norgen's NGS services

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Preserved Blood RNA Purification Kit I (for use with Tempus Blood RNA Tubes) 43400 50 preps

Preserved Blood RNA Purification Kit I (for use with Tempus Blood RNA Tubes)

Norgen’s Preserved Blood RNA Purification Kit I provides a rapid method for the isolation and purification of total RNA from blood that has been preserved using Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes*. The kit purifies all sizes of RNA, from large mRNA and ribosomal RNA down to microRNA (miRNA) and small interfering RNA (siRNA). The RNA is preferentially purified from other cellular components such as proteins, without the use of phenol or chloroform.

Purification is based on spin column chromatography using Norgen’s proprietary resin as the separation matrix. Norgen’s proprietary resin provides superior affinity to the full size range of RNA molecules, resulting in large and small RNA (miRNA) purification with better linearity and sensitivity. The purified RNA is of the highest integrity, and can be used in a number of downstream applications including real time RT-PCR, RT-PCR, Northern blotting, RNase protection and primer extension, expression profiling, miRNA cloning and amplification and Next Generation Sequencing.

* Tempus™ is a registered trademark of Life Technologies.  Tempus™ Blood RNA Tubes are not provided.

Kit Specifications
Maximum Column Binding Capacity
50 μg
Maximum Column Loading Volume
650 μL
Size of RNA Purified
All sizes, including
small RNA (< 200 nt)
Time to Complete 10 Purifications
20 - 30 minutes
Average Yield
5 - 25 μg per 3 mL
preserved human blood

Storage Conditions and Product Stability
All solutions should be kept tightly sealed and stored at room temperature. These reagents should remain stable for at least 1 year in their unopened containers.


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