DNA and RNA Extraction from Animal Tissue

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Serving the transgenic animal industry and core facilities for years, we have developed a highly efficient program for tissue or cultured cell DNA and RNA extraction from animal tissue. We understand the timing and cost associated with animal maintenance, therefore strive to provide the fastest turn around and most accurate extraction and genotyping services to the community. Our kits and robotic instrumentation are configured specifically for high throughput processing of large number of samples. Common samples for DNA and RNA extraction from animal tissue include mouse or rat tail snips, ear punches, distal toe clips, livestock ear punches, hair follicles, and fish fin clips, although we can customize our chemistry so any other sample types can be processed efficiently. It is also important to note that we have the option to maximally recover total nucleic acids for a sample, including both genomic and viral DNA and RNA. This enables not only standard genotyping, but also quantitative detection of viruses and bacteria.

Expected Yield: The yield varies and is dependent on many factors such as the age of the animal and the type of tissue used. Below is a guideline:

Source Sample Size Yield (µg)
Mouse tail DNA 0.5-1 cm snip 15-25
Fish fin DNA 6 mm punch 11-18
Mouse liver DNA 20 mg 13-25
HEK 293 cell DNA 1×106 5-6
HEK 293 cell RNA 1×106 15-30

The Omega Advantage:

  • Ability to process all types of samples: tails, ears, fins, organs, hair, cells
  • Ability to extract all nucleic acids: genomic and pathogen
  • Automated robotic platforms for all extractions

Turnaround time:

  • Same day service available
  • Large sample number and/or starting quantity projects, please inquire

Additional Services:

  • Agarose gel electrophoresis QC (DNA/RNA)
  • Agilent Bioanalyzer QC (RNA)
  • DNase treatment (RNA)
  • Genotyping: SNP, fragment analysis, sequencing (DNA)
  • Next generation sequencing (DNA/RNA)
  • Real-time qPCR (DNA/RNA)
  • Sample concentration normalization from tube-to-tube or tube-to-plate (DNA/RNA)
  • Consultation for downstream analyses and study design

Omega Bioservices is committed to helping you every step of the way. Call or email us today for more information on our services for DNA and RNA extraction from animal tissue