Arizona Genetics Core


RNA Extraction

Quality RNA isolation is often the first step to a successful gene expression or transcriptome project.

General Information

Sample Input

AZGC offers RNA isolation from most tissue types, including blood or cell cultures. We can provide collection tubes containing RNA later.

Expected Results

Quality and quantity of isolated RNA is assessed using our 2100 Bioanalyzer from Agilent Technologies (additonal QC charges apply).


Sample Preparation Details

Tissue should be stored in RNAlater immediately upon collection.
Cells may be stored frozen.
Contact Core staff to discuss your sample preparation needs for RNA isolation


How to get started with your sample submission:

Log into iLab Operations Software and from AZGC's core page click Request Services

View Video tutorial for iLab submission

*We will review your project request and select an extraction method prior to sample processing


We extract RNA using Qiagen RNAeasy Mini Kit- other kits and protocols are available upon request.

Tissue should be stored in RNAlater immediately upon collection.

Following extraction, RNA quality is assessed on our Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer.


View AZGC Current Pricing

Academic (UA): $30.00 | Academic (non-UA): $36.00 | Industry: $45.00 | Unit: Sample

Turnaround Time

Varies by project

Related Services

Agilent Technologies 2100 Bioanalyzer for sample QC

Additional Information

All plasticware used should be certified as RNAse free. Handle your sample with gloves on to avoid contamination.