DNA from primary samples

DNA can be extracted from primary samples using specialized systems like:

  • Qiagen BioRobot EZ1 Platform
  • KingFisher Flex Purification System

Qiagen BioRobot EZ1 Platform

    Acceptable Sample and Tube Type:

    The BioRobot EZ1 workstation uses Qiagen magnetic beads to purify genomic DNA from white blood cells in whole blood.

    The platform will accept samples from buffy coat, collected from purple-top or yellow-top tubes as well as suspensions of microbial isolates for extraction.

    KingFisher Flex Purification System

    Acceptable Sample Type:

    The KingFisher Flex uses MagMAX magnetic-bead technology to isolate genomic DNA from a variety of samples. There are several isolation kits available that are optimized to a specific sample type.

    • The MagMAX DNA Multi-Sample Ultra 2.0 kit is used with buffy coat, whole blood, saliva, buccal swabs, and tissues.
    • The MagMAX Microbiome Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation kit extracts DNA from stool and soil samples.