What is the minimum number of cells that can be efficiently processed with the QIAamp DNA Mini and QIAamp Blood Mini kits and what is the expected yield?
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In QIAGEN labs, we have isolated DNA from a minimum of 1000 cells or 1 ul of whole blood sample. The expected yield from 1 ul of whole blood with 4000-7000 leukocytes is 30 ng of genomic DNA. The expected yield of genomic DNA from a single eukaryotic cell is 6 pg. However, please bear in mind that for these small quantities, we would recommend the QIAamp DNA Micro kit instead.