Why do the Internal Control templates for extraction (Internal Control DNA or RNA [High conc.]) have a 10x higher concentration than the IC templates provided with the QuantiFast Pathogen PCR +IC Kit and the QuantiFast Pathogen RT-PCR +IC Kit?
FAQ ID -2603

After reconstitution according to handbook instructions, the Internal Control (IC) templates provided with the kits have a ready-to-use concentration for direct use as an amplification control in PCR or RT-PCR. For each 25 µl reaction, 2.5 µl of the IC are added, resulting in an expected CT value of approximately 29-30.

In order to achieve the same CT value when using the IC as an extraction control, more IC template has to be spiked in before extraction. The exact amount depends mainly on the elution volume. For each 1 µl of elution volume, 0.1 µl of the IC High conc. should be added to each of the extraction samples. This should result in a CT value in the PCR or RT-PCR reactions of approximately 29-30.

 

Examples: For 100 µl of elution volume, 10 µl of the IC, per sample, should be added to the lysis buffer or lysate. For 50 µl of elution volume, 5 µl of the IC, per sample, should be added to the lysis buffer or lysate.