Quick Tips - How can I avoid genomic DNA or RNA contamination in my minipreps?

This video gives tips on how to avoid genomic DNA or RNA contamination when using the Monarch® Miniprep Kits.

Script

Customers often ask, How can I avoid genomic DNA or RNA contamination in my minipreps?

To avoid genomic DNA contamination in your sample, be sure not to vortex the sample after you resuspend the cell pellet. This can cause DNA shearing and consequently genomic DNA contamination.

Make sure that you incubate the sample for a minimum of two minutes. This will guarantee complete degradation of the RNA in your sample.

Remember, if you have any additional questions, you can always contact our tech support team at [email protected]

Loading Spinner