The miRNeasy 96 Advanced QIAcube HT Kit enables automated purification of cell-free total RNA – primarily miRNA and other small RNA, from 20–200 µl of human or animal plasma using the QIAcube HT instrument. Selective binding properties of a silica membrane are combined with a high-throughput 96-well format for fully automated, simultaneous processing of 24–96 samples on the QIAcube HT instrument. The kit combines guanidine-based lysis of samples, an inhibitor removal step and silica-membrane-based purification of total RNA.
The system provides two protocols, a transfer protocol to move the lysate from the protein precipitation step to the RNeasy 96 plate and the cell-free RNA isolation protocol to extract miRNA from the lysate. The procedures yield high-quality RNA that performs well in downstream applications .