Serum or plasma samples (100 µl, 200 µl, or 400 µl) are loaded onto the instrument, and viral nucleic acids are purified in one step following the automated EZ1 Virus procedure. Viral nucleic acids are eluted in a volume of 150 µl, 120 µl, 90 µl, or 60 µl and are ready to use in downstream applications.
The instrument makes viral nucleic acid purification convenient and reliable. The EZ1 Virus Mini Kit v2.0 provides prefilled, sealed reagent cartridges that help to prevent human error during setup of the instrument, while the EZ1 Cards set the purification protocol without any manual data entry. Fully automated purification from 1–6 samples requires only 40 minutes, including only 5 minutes hands-on time.