The Maxwell® RSC simplyRNA Blood Kit, used with the Maxwell® RSC Instruments, provides a simple method for automated RNA purification from 2.5ml of fresh whole blood. The low elution volume is used to generate concentrated high-quality RNA suitable for use in downstream applications such as quantitative RT-PCR. The kit provides the necessary reagents for processing the samples and uses prefilled cartridges for purification, maximizing simplicity and convenience. The Maxwell® RSC Instrument can process from 1 to 16 samples, and the Maxwell® RSC 48 Instrument can process from 1 to 48 samples, in about 50 minutes.
RNA extraction from blood can be used in quantitative RT-PCR, gene expression and translation assays.