3) Agilent TapeStation


The TapeStation, similar to the Agilient Bioanalyzer,  is used for analysis of RNA and DNA to obtain size distribution and concentration estimates. Analysis of different nucleic acids are performed on different Analysis ScreenTapes. Each ScreenTape has 16 lanes* for samples and ladder and unused lanes can be stored at 4ºC to be used later (within 2 weeks),

  • D1000 ScreenTape : 25 to 1000 bp dsDNA;
  • Genomic DNA ScreenTape : 200 to > 60,000 bp dsDNA
  • RNA ScreenTape: Total RNA from eukaryotic or prokaryotic

* Lanes are ran in pairs so total number of samples and ladder (1 lane, not needed for RNA) has to be an even number per run.

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