Sample Collection & Stabilization Overview
Degradation of DNA and RNA in biological samples (post-collection) has posed an obstacle to the accurate study of genetic identification and expression profiling, respectively. Refrigeration and the use of cryogenic freezing methods for environmental and forensic sample preservation are often not available options. However, stabilization of DNA and RNA in samples is readily facilitated using Xpedition™ Sample Prep and DNA/RNA Shield™ technologies. With the Xpedition™ Lysis/Stabilization Solution, DNA is preserved in sample lysates for subsequent storage and transportation without the requirement of refrigeration and can be analyzed later, when convenient, in the laboratory.