If you will be shipping specimens to Norgen for RNA isolation, please reference the table below for our recommended amount or volume.

Specimen Recommended Amount
Cell lines As little as 1,000 cells
Tissues As little as 1,000 cells 0.5 mg
Blood As little as 10 μL (Whole blood, Leukocyte, PAXgene and Tempus can be used)
Plasma/Serum 200 µL**
Urine (cell-free RNA) 200 µL**
Urine (total RNA) As little as 1 mL (Fresh or preserved urine)
Exosomes or extracellular vesicles Various (Bodily fluid or cell culture media)
Saliva As little as 0.2 mL (Fresh saliva)
FFPE sections Min 4 x 10 μm sections of 1 cm2

*If you are working with a specimen which is not listed, please contact services@norgenbiotek.com for our recommendation.

**Please note that these are Norgen Biotek’s recommended input volumes to achieve optimal data. If you are working with lower volumes, our expert team will be happy to assist to you.