Journal of
Medical Genetics and Genomics

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Genet. Genomics
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2278
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMGG
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 48

Short Communication

An alternative method for high throughput RNA isolation from whole blood

Damir Simic*, Terry Van Vleet, Catherine Euler, Phillip Marx, R. Todd Bunch, W. Mike Peden and Thomas Sanderson
Toxicology, Drug Safety Evaluation, Bristol Myers Squibb, Mt. Vernon, IN, USA.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 February 2011
  •  Published: 30 April 2011


We have developed an efficient, cost effective, and high-throughput RNA isolation method for whole blood. By optimizing the blood processing steps and using the MagMAXÔ-96 platform from Applied BiosystemsÒ for high-throughput RNA isolation, we were able to isolate high quality and quantity RNA from whole blood using a simple and cost effective protocol that may be useful on a variety of blood samples.

Key words: RNA, blood, MagMAX, RIN.