|Applicable For||Next-Generation Sequencing, qPCR, microarray|
|Device Specs||2 mL screwcap tube pre-filled with DNA/RNA Shield (1 mL) and ultra-high density BashingBeads (R1103 - 0.5 mm & 0.1 mm beads, R1105 - 2.0 mm beads) for homogenization. R1104 includes swab with 20 mm breakpoint.|
|Device Storage||Ambient temperature => 2 years|
|Sample Collection||10% (v/v or w/v)|
|Sample Source||Cells, tissues, blood, plasma, serum, saliva, urine, feces, environmental samples, etc.|
|Sample Stability||RNA: Ambient temperature (4°C-25°C) > 1 month
DNA: Ambient temperature (4°C-25°C) > 2 years
DNA & RNA: Frozen (< -20°C): Indefinitely
Q1: What sample types is DNA/RNA Shield suitable for?
Q2: Can DNA/RNA Shield be used on extracted DNA and/or RNA?
Q3: How long can samples be stored samples in DNA/RNA Shield at ambient temperature?
Q4: How long can samples be stored frozen in DNA/RNA Shield?
Q5: Can I FACS sort directly into DNA/RNA Shield?
Q6: A white precipitate occurred after thawing frozen samples stored in DNA/RNA Shield, is this normal?
Q7: Do I need to homogenize the sample in DNA/RNA Shield prior to storage?
Q8: How to collect solid tissues in DNA/RNA Shield?
“I’m a Zymo fan! DNA/RNA Shield is a great product. It works great on my precious samples. I trust Zymo Research products and they have great tech support!!”
- Laura T. (USDA)
“We use DNA/RNA shield and it works well with adults mosquitoes, larvae, eggs. We store it at RT for weeks and at -4°C or -20°C for months, never saw any DNA degradation.”
- Umberto P. (University of Pavia)
“I did an assay using RNA/DNA shield and it works perfect. The product have excellent reproducibility when stored at 4°C for up to a month.”
- Maha AE. (University of Florida)
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