FAQ: Can I use the Monarch RNA Cleanup Kits to purify RNA from agarose gels?

Yes, the Monarch RNA Cleanup Kit manual contains a protocol which will purify RNA from agarose gels, though this is not their primary application. Recoveries from extraction of RNA from agarose range from 40-70%, which is less than expected recovery for RNA Cleanup from enzymatic reactions. The protocol can also be accessed online