303 - Can I use my own lysis buffer with the DNeasy Blood & Tissue or QIAamp DNA Mini Kit?

If you have optimized the lysis conditions for a specific sample type, you can lyse the sample in your lysis buffer, and follow the Supplementary Protocol 'Purification of total DNA from crude lysates using the DNeasy Blood & Tissue Kit' (DY15), or the corresponding protocol in the Appendix of the QIAamp DNA Mini Kit and QIAamp DNA Blood Mini Kit Handbook.