DNA is extracted using an automated system (Qiagen EZ1 BioRobots). RNA is extracted using a commercial kit (Qiagen miRNeasy). Both systems include a sample lysis step followed by binding of nucleic acid to a solid phase for separation from other cellular components and a final nucleic acid elution step.(Package insert: miRNeasy Mini Handbook. Qiagen, Oct 2007)
Monday through Friday
Specimens received Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday.
DNA and RNA stored for 1 year