RNA Isolation Kits

Easy to use RNA isolation kits that produce high-quality, DNA-free RNA. Get free samples of select RNA isolation kits for total RNA purification including small RNAs, separate fractions of RNA, or RNA from the same sample.

Find the right kit by sample type or use our product comparison table


Product Comparison Table

Zymo Research offers an assortment of RNA purification kits in different scales and formats that are capable of purifying RNA from a variety of sample types. All our RNA purification kits recover Total RNA that is suitable for the most sensitive molecular biology techniques, including Next Generation Sequencing and PCR. Use the table below to find the right RNA purification kit for you.


Sample Type RNA Type Key Features Formats
Direct-zol RNA
  • Cells
  • All tissue
  • Biological fluids
  • Environmental
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Streamlined RNA extraction from samples in TRIzol
  • DNase I included
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96-well

MagBead
Quick-RNA Plus
  • Cells
  • All tissue
  • Biological fluids
  • Swabs
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Excludes the use of organic denaturants (e.g., TRIzol/phenol)
  • DNase I included
  • Specific formats include Proteinase K for more complex sample types
Column

96-well

MagBead
Quick-RNA Viral
  • Whole blood
  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • Tissue
  • Cells
  • Biological Fluids
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Streamlined total RNA extraction, including viral, from biological samples
Column

96-well
Quick-RNA Fecal/Soil
  • Feces
  • Soil
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Bead beating tubes for unbiased lysis of microbes
  • PCR inhibitor removal column
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ZymoBIOMICS RNA
  • Feces
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biofilms
  • Culture
  • Biological Fluids
  • Tissue
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Bead beating tubes for unbiased lysis of microbes
  • PCR inhibitor removal column
  • Ideal for microbiome/met atranscriptome applications
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MagBead
Quick-RNA Fungal/Bacterial
  • Microbial cultures
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Bead beating tubes for unbiased lysis of microbes
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Quick-cfRNA Serum & Plasma
  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • CSF
  • Amniotic Fluid
  • Total cfRNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Process large volumes of biological fluids
  • Optimized for cell free extraction
Column
Quick-RNA Whole Blood
  • Whole blood
  • Pelleted blood cells
  • Nucleated blood
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Process large volumes of biological fluids
  • Optimized for cell free extraction
Column
Quick-RNA FFPE
  • FFPE Tissue
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Includes Deparaffinization Solution for xylene-free paraffin removal
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Quick-RNA Tissue/Insect
  • Insects
  • Tissue
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Bead beating tubes for tissue or insect homogenization
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Quick-RNA Plant
  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Bead beating tubes for plant or seed homogenization
  • PCR inhibior removal column
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ZR-Urine RNA Isolation
  • Urine
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • For cellular RNA isolation from urine
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Pinpoint Slide RNA Isolation
  • Tissue Section
  • FFPE Tissue
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Isolation of RNA from any targeted area of fresh, paraffin-fixed/embedded tissues sectioned onto a glass slide
Column
YeaStar RNA
  • Yeast strains susceptible to Zymolyase
  • Total RNA ≥ 17nt (miRNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, etc.)
  • Isolate yeast RNA without using bead beating or organic denaturants (e.g., phenol)
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RNA Isolation Kits Overview

Depending on the sample type and downstream application, Zymo Research provides a variety of ribonucleic acid (RNA) purification kits for the isolation of high-quality, DNA-free RNA. Whether it’s total RNA including small RNAs, separate fractions of RNA (large RNA >200 nt or small RNAs 17-200 nt), or RNA and DNA from the same sample, there is a technology specifically designed for the application. Researchers can isolate RNA from a wide variety of sample types including fresh/frozen cells and tissues, FFPE tissues, whole blood, plasma, serum, urine, yeast, bacteria, plant tissue, and more. The isolation kits can accommodate down to picogram amounts of RNA (single cell) with innovative Zymo-Spin™ column, plate and magnetic bead technologies.