PCR-Inhibitory Factors in RBC.

svimacka at dingo.uq.edu.au svimacka at dingo.uq.edu.au
Sun Oct 22 07:07:25 EST 1995

The porphyrin ring of the haemoglobin molecule has been reported to have 
an inhibitory effect (at least) on Taq DNA polymerase.  Heparin has also 
been shown to have a inhibitory effect on the enzyme (could be a problem 
if you have collected the blood using heparin as an anticoagulant).
Sorry, but I have no references on me at the moment.  Should you need 
more info, please get back to me.
Ian Mackay

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