The QIAamp DSP Virus Spin Kit procedure includes 5 steps: lyse, bind, wash, dry spin, and elute. The kit provides rapid, reliable viral DNA and RNA purification while minimizing cross-contamination risks (see flowchart, " Procedure
"). The purification can be fully automated on the QIAcube. If automating the QIAamp DSP Virus Spin Kit on the QIAcube instrument, the instrument may process fewer than 50 samples due to dead volumes, evaporation, and additional reagent consumption by automated pipetting. QIAGEN only guarantees 50 sample preps with manual use of the QIAamp DSP Virus Spin Kit.