Can solid samples be processed with the QIAsymphony DNA Investigator Kit on the instrument?
No. All solid materials (e.g., swabs, blood card punches, chewing gum) must be removed completely from the lysate before performing automated extraction on the
QIAsymphony SP. The QIAshredder can be used to increase sample recovery from some solid materials. For more information, see the corresponding pretreatment protocol.