Genomic DNA Prep from Heparinized blood?

Robert Wildin wilddrb at
Thu Sep 23 19:38:38 EST 1993

 I received a sample of blood accidentally anticoagulated with heparin. 
I am told that Genomic DNA isolated from heparinized blood is much harder 
to use in PCR reactions.
Does anyone have experience with this?  Is there a way to get around the 
purported problem?  Is there a quick and dirty way to get rid of teh
Any thoughts appreciated.

Bob Wildin, M.D., University of Washington.  Email wilddrb at

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