We recommend using Norgen’s RNA purification kits for RNA isolation from all specimen types.

Norgen can accept purified RNA extracted by any commercial method, however we highly recommend avoiding the use of any phenol:chloroform-based RNA extraction. Please consult one of our scientists for the best approach for RNA extraction for your sample.

> (cell-free samples and exosomes) Required RNA and minimum concentration: 15 µL of 50pg/µL
> (cellular samples and whole blood) - Required RNA volume and minimum concentration: 15 µL of 10ng/µL

Specimen Recommended RNA Purification Kit
Cell lines Total RNA Purification Plus Kit (cat.#48300)
Total RNA Purification Plus Micro Kit (cat.#48500)
Tissues Animal Tissue RNA Purification Kit (cat.#25700)
Fatty Tissue RNA Purification Kit (cat.#36200)
Blood Total RNA Purification Plus Kit (cat.#48300)
Preserved Blood RNA Purification Kit I (Tempus Blood RNA Tubes) (cat.#43400)
Preserved Blood RNA Purification Kit II (PAXgene Blood RNA Tubes) (cat.#43500)
Plasma/Serum Plasma/Serum RNA Purification Mini Kit (cat.#55000) (50-200 µL input)
Plasma/Serum RNA Purification Midi Kit (cat.#56100) (0.25-1.5 mL input)
Plasma/Serum RNA Purification Maxi Kit (cat.#56200) (2-5 mL)
Urine (cell-free RNA) Urine Cell-Free Circulating RNA Purification Mini Kit (cat.#56900)
Urine Cell-Free Circulating RNA Purification Midi Kit (cat.#57000)
Urine Cell-Free Circulating RNA Purification Maxi Kit (cat.#57100)
Urine (total RNA) Urine microRNA Purification Kit (cat.#29000)
Urine Total RNA Purification Maxi Kit (Slurry Format) (cat.#29600)
Exosomes or extracellular vesicles Various depending on exosome source (plasma, serum, CSF, cell culture etc.) contact us for our recommendation
Saliva Total RNA Purification Plus Kit ( cat.#48300)
FFPE sections FFPE RNA Purification Kit (cat.#25300)