prepGEM and forensicGEM are well-suited for extracting DNA from FTA cards with blood or buccal swab smears. This application note compares these reagents with other elution methods and provides scores for yield, efficiency, and factors such as time and the potential for contamination. Overall, the MicroGEM approach takes less time, is less prone to error, requires less technical input, is the most secure of the methods tested, and provides high yields of non-inhibitory DNA suited for PCR or forensic profiling.
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Extracts DNA from forensic samples including saliva (liquid, swab, stains, storage card – FTA), blood (liquid, swab, stains, storage card – FTA), and tissue (solid, hair)
Produces high-quality single-stranded DNA proven for use with STR, PCR, qPCR and whole genome amplification
Each kit contains forensicGEM, Histosolv, BLUE buffer, RED+ buffer and ORANGE+ buffer
MicroGEM’s prepGEM Universal is a widely-used, adaptable reagent kit suitable for DNA extractions from life science samples. Because the entire extraction is done in a single-tube with no washes or additional steps, there is no loss of DNA, enabling extractions from even a single cell.
Learn more about prepGEM Universal for CRISPR applications. Download our technical overview, Efficient DNA Extractions for CRISPR toolkits: A Simplified CRISPR Genotyping Workflow.