DNA Extraction from Human Samples

TAGC houses a Beckman NX 8-span automated system, capable of performing DNA extraction from blood, buffy coat and saliva samples, using the GenFind v2 paramagnetic bead-based kit.

The extractions are performed in a lab restricted to human samples.





The sample volumes that we currently process are:

  • 250 uL ¬†for blood
  • 150 uL for buffy coat (leukocytes and platelets)
  • 600 uL for Oragene collected saliva

For larger volumes, aliquots are prepared in TAGC.


Future services:

  • DNA extraction from fecal and tissue samples
  • RNA extraction
  • DNA/RNA extraction using other commercially available and homemade kits