What additional equipment is needed to purify RNA using the PAXgene 96 Blood RNA Kit?
The PAXgene 96 Blood RNA Kit uses a combination of vacuum and centrifugation to isolate RNA. The vacuum manifold required is the QIAGEN QIAvac 96 vacuum manifold, catalog # 19504. The suggested centrifuge is manufactured by Sigma and sold by QIAGEN, catalog # 81010, as is the additional plate rotor for spinning 2 x 96 plates, catalog # 81031. Additionally, the final heating step of the protocol utilizes an alloy block, the PAXgene 96 Incubation block, catalog # 9238279. Please contact QIAGEN technical service (www.qiagen.com) for more information.