DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit

For automated high-throughput isolation of DNA from raw or processed food samples

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DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit (5)

Cat. No. / ID:  69571

For 480 preps: DNeasy 96 plates, QIAGEN Proteinase K, buffers
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DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit
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The DNeasy mericon Food Kit is intended for molecular biology applications in food, animal feed, and pharmaceutical product testing. This product is not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease.

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Features

  • Purification of DNA from various types of food samples
  • No carryover of PCR inhibitors from complex food matrices
  • Accelerated CTAB procedure ensures efficient DNA extraction
  • Simple and reliable automated processing for cost and time savings

Product Details


The DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit enables simple, automated purification of DNA from a variety of raw and processed foods on the QIAcube HT system. Using proven DNeasy silica-membrane technology in a convenient 96-well format, contaminants and inhibitors from complex food matrices are removed to yield high-quality DNA ready for downstream analysis. The kit forms part of the comprehensive QIAGEN food testing portfolio, which also features assays for pathogen and GMO DNA detection and ingredient authentication.

Performance

The DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit is designed for rapid, automated purification of DNA from a variety of raw and processed food matrices, while minimizing the carryover of PCR inhibitors inherent to complex food samples. DNeasy mericon purification kits provide a universally applicable extraction method that gives reliable results even when using strongly inhibitory, highly processed, fatty, acidic, high-, or low-DNA content foods (see figure  High yields of DNA and minimal inhibitor carryover). The QIAcube HT platform, together with the dedicated DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit, enables automated mid- to high-throughput DNA purification from food sample types. Now it is possible to prepare the same high-quality DNA as from the manual DNeasy mericon Food Kit with a quick and simple automated procedure (see figure  Purification of DNA from food samples).
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Principle

The DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit enables automated purification of nucleic acids from up to 300 mg food sample material using the QIAcube HT instrument. The procedure yields high-quality DNA that performs well in PCR and other downstream applications.
The DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit combines the selective binding properties of a silica-based membrane with a high-throughput 96-well format, and is designed for fully automated, simultaneous processing of 24–96 samples on the QIAcube HT instrument.

 

Kit specifications
Specification Description
Number of samples 24–96 samples (to be processed in increments of 8)
Sample input volume Up to 300 mg food material
Elution volume 200 μl
Duration 96 samples in approximately 73 minutes
24 samples in approximately 42 minutes

Procedure

The DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit uses a modified cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) extraction procedure for rapid automated purification of DNA from food matrices on the QIAcube HT instrument (see figure  Efficient and rapid automated DNA extraction). Homogenized food samples undergo a manual pretreatment step for efficient lysis using Food Lysis Buffer in combination with proteinase K. Chloroform extraction removes any CTAB-protein, CTAB-debris, or CTAB-polysaccharide complexes. The aqueous phase containing the DNA is transferred to a 96-well S-Block, and all subsequent purification steps are automated on the QIAcube HT instrument.
QIAcube HT adds Buffer PB to the aqueous phase and transfers the mixture to the DNeasy 96 plate. As vacuum is applied, nucleic acids are adsorbed onto the silica membrane while contaminants pass through. Washing removes any remaining contaminants and inhibitors, and the DNA is eluted in Buffer EB. The resulting purified DNA is ready for use in a downstream mericon real-time PCR assay.
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Applications

The DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit yields high-quality DNA from a variety of raw and processed food matrices, while minimizing the carryover of PCR inhibitors inherent to complex food samples. Purified DNA is suitable for a range of downstream applications:
  • Food safety and quality testing
  • Ingredient authentication
  • Detection of genetically modified organisms
  • Detection of potential allergens

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Resources

Safety Data Sheets (1)
Quick-Start Protocols (2)
For use with QIAcube HT Operating Software 4.17; not for use with QIAcube HT Prep Manager Software
For use with QIAcube HT Operating Software 4.17; not for use with QIAcube HT Prep Manager Software
Kit Handbooks (1)
Handbook for purification of total DNA from food samples on the QIAcube HT using the DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit. For use with QIAcube HT Operating Software 4.17; not compatible with QIAcube HT Prep Manager Software.
Instrument User Manuals (2)
For QIAcube HT and QIAxtractor
For QIAcube HT and QIAxtractor
Protocol Files (2)
Installation file (.msi) for installing the Q Protocol run file (.qsp) in the QIAcube HT software. For use with QIAcube HT Operating Software 4.17; not for use with QIAcube HT Prep Manager Software.
Q Protocol notes for purification of total DNA from food samples on the QIAcube HT using the DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT Kit; use with the DNeasy mericon 96 QIAcube HT V1.qsp run file. For use with QIAcube HT Operating Software 4.17; not for use with QIAcube HT Prep Manager Software.
Certificates of Analysis (1)

FAQ

Can I run the QIAcube HT with the QIAxtractor software or vice versa?

No, the two software applications are not interchangeable.

 

Additionally, the QIAcube HT and QIAxtractor software cannot be installed on the same computer. The QIAcube HT software versions is v4.17 or higher, while the QIAxtractor software version is v4.16 or lower.

FAQ ID -9102
For what batch size is the QIAcube HT Plasticware designed?
The QIAcube HT Plasticware content is calculated for use with the extraction protocol working in batches of 96 samples. If running smaller batches and/ or the transfer protocol, additional consumables are required. 
FAQ ID - 4010
Can I upgrade a Corbett CAS-1820 to a QIAcube HT?

No, this upgrade is not possible.

FAQ ID -9104
What file is required for reporting a QIAcube HT or QIAxtractor issue?

The Support Packages are important when reporting an issue to QIAGEN Technical Services. Upon completion of each run, the software automatically saves a support package.

 

To retrieve a support package, click Help in the QIAcube HT or QIAxtractor software and select Choose support package. In the new windows, select the support package that corresponds to the issue and send it to QIAGEN Technical Services.

 

FAQ ID -9100
I am getting vacuum errors on my QIAcube HT. What should I do?

1. Check the vacuum tubing to make sure it is not pinched or obstructed in some way. Sometimes the tubing can become pinched against the bench top when the vacuum station is placed too far from the instrument.

Waste bottle tubing

2. Make sure that the channeling adapter is properly placed. Check if the carriage is moving the plate completely from the waste chamber position to the elution chamber position. If the calibration seems incorrect, the instrument may need to be re-taught at this position.

Adaptors

3. When using less than a full plate, make sure all the unused columns are covered with an adhesive seal.

Also, make sure each column of 8 samples is full. When processing a number of samples that results in < 8 samples per column, use water as a substitute in the empty positions until the column is filled. This ensures even vacuum across all unsealed well positions.

4. Make sure correct plates are used for the selected protocol.

5. When the vacuum is on, please listen for any hissing noise from the tubing that is coming down to the waste container. This could indicate leaks in the tubing.

If the issue persists, please contact QIAGEN Technical Service.



FAQ ID -9106
What do I do if the QIAcube HT or QIAxtractor software runs in virtual mode while the instrument is connected to the computer?

Make sure the QIAcube HT or QIAxtractor software uses the same COM port number as assigned to the QIAcube HT or QIAxtractor instrument on the computer. The COM port setting can be checked by clicking Options\Robot Setup\Select COM port in the QIAcube HT or QIAxtractor software.

 

Ensure that the cable between the instrument and the computer is securely inserted. Power on the instrument first, and then launch the QIAxtractor/QIAcube HT software. 

 

The instrument has both RS-232 (serial) and USB interfaces for computer connection. Try an RS-232 cable if the communication cannot be established between the instrument and computer with a USB cable.

 

If the issue persists, please contact QIAGEN Technical Services.

 

FAQ ID -9101