Luna® qPCR & RT-qPCR Products

Fluorescence-based quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is the gold standard for the detection and quantification of nucleic acids due to its sensitivity and specificity. Luna products from NEB are optimized for qPCR or RT-qPCR, and are available for either intercalating dye or probe-based detection methods. All Luna products provide robust performance on diverse sample sources and target types.

Each Hot Start Taq-based Luna qPCR master mix has been formulated with a unique passive reference dye that is compatible across a wide variety of instrument platforms, including those that require a ROX reference signal. This means that no additional components are required to ensure machine compatibility. The mixes also contain dUTP, enabling carryover prevention when reactions are treated with NEB’s Antarctic Thermolabile UDG (NEB #M0372). A blue visible dye assists in tracking the reagents when pipetting into clear, multi-welled PCR plates. The reverse transcriptase, featured in the Luna RT-qPCR products is a novel, engineered WarmStart® enzyme developed for robust performance and increased thermostability. These features, combined with rapid, sensitive and precise real-time qPCR performance, make Luna the universal choice for all your qPCR and RT-qPCR experiments.

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For two-step RT-qPCR, the LunaScript® RT SuperMix Kit offers a fast (less than 15 min), robust, and sensitive option for cDNA synthesis upstream of your Luna qPCR experiment. The supermix contains a blue tracking dye allowing you to easily track your samples throughout the RT-qPCR workflow.

The Luna Cell Ready Lysis Module and kits are designed for direct RNA quantitation from cell lysate, bypassing traditional RNA extraction and purification steps. Coordinated cell lysis, RNA release, and genomic DNA removal is achieved in a 15 min protocol, with optimal RT-qPCR analysis obtained when the cell lysate is paired with Luna Universal One-Step RT-qPCR Kits.

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