Simplified reverse transcription saves time and resources
Using a universal reverse transcription reaction per RNA sample saves not only reagents and precious samples, but also time. The miRCURY LNA RT Kit is used in first-strand cDNA synthesis for both miRCURY LNA miRNA PCR Systems, employing SYBR Green for detection (see miRCURY LNA miRNA PCR System at a glance) or an LNA-enhanced, miRNA-specific hydrolysis probe (see miRCURY LNA miRNA Probe PCR System at a glance). The kit includes a reaction buffer that is specific to each system. The miRNA assays and panels are system-specific.
Universal reverse transcription combined with LNA-enhanced and Tm-normalized PCR components enables accurate and reliable quantification of individual miRNAs from as little as 1 pg total RNA (see figure Accurate quantitation from down to 1 pg total RNA starting material). With exceptional sensitivity and extremely low background, you can accurately quantify very low levels of miRNA without pre-amplification. This makes the miRCURY LNA miRNA PCR System and the miRCURY LNA miRNA Probe PCR System suitable for all types of samples, especially those with low RNA content, such as serum, plasma and other biofluids.
Fast and Easy
The miRCURY LNA RT Kit is the first step for the miRCURY LNA miRNA PCR Systems, using either SYBR Green or a hydrolysis probe for detection. The easy-to-follow, 2-hour protocol saves time and labor. By using a universal reverse transcription as well as optimized RT-PCR protocols, the procedure is greatly simplified compared to other solutions. Furthermore, the cDNA generated in the RT step can be used across your chosen system, allowing you to seamlessly transition from panels to assays depending on your research needs, and saving sample material and time. The number of pipetting steps is reduced to a minimum, which also minimizes technical variation. This simplified workflow coupled to ISO-compliant assay manufacturing makes it possible to achieve extremely high day-to-day and site-to-site reproducibility.