Heparinised blood and PCR

Scrimshaw, Brian J SCRIMSHAWB%GRIEHFS at LINCOLN.CRI.NZ
Wed Apr 13 20:02:28 EST 1994


Help wanted for heparinised blood PCR

I have received some valuable blood samples which have been taken
in heparin tubes. I recall reading that heparin inhibits PCR, is
this so? Can anyone give me some help on how to treat heparinised
blood so as to make it PCRable.

Thanks

Brian J Scrimshaw
Wellington
New Zealand



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