Quick-DNA/RNA Pathogen Miniprep kit is a spin-column based purification of pathogen (virus, bacteria, protozoa) DNA and RNA from a wide variety of vectors (mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, etc.) and tissue types (mammals, birds, etc.) collected, transported and stored in DNA/RNA Shield. The kit features a storage/lysis buffer system and can be combined with high density ZR BashingBead Lysis Tubes (optional) to facilitate complete homogenization of hard-to-lyse samples for efficient nucleic acid isolation. Small (>50 nt) and large (>200 kb) DNA and RNA are bound to Zymo-Spin IIC Columns, washed and then eluted. The isolated high-quality nucleic acids are suitable for all downstream applications such as Next-Gen sequencing, hybridization-based and RT/PCR detection.