Blood storage for later DNA extraction
tim.jackson at nrc.ca
Fri May 5 08:48:06 EST 2000
i used to work in a forensics lab. we used to preserve liquid blood samples by
applying it to a sqare of thick filter paper and drying it. we would apply
enough so that the stain was soaked through. once dried the samples were good
for a very long time stored any way you like: room temp, refridgerated, and
frozen. most of ours were kept in the case file in a small evelope in a
ziplock bag. years later you still get gobs of DNA from a 4mm2 cut-out. it
doesn't get any easier!
Institute for Marine Biosciences - NRC
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Jurgen Sasse wrote:
> We want to collect camel blood into EDTA tubes in the field, take them to
> our lab (fridge/freezer available) and then ship them to another laboratory
> at a later date for DNA extraction. What is the best & easiest DNA
> preservation protocol for this purpose?
> Any suggestions please send a copy of your email to our address as well.
> Thank you very much,
> Jürgen Sasse, Ph.D.
> Head of Molecular Biology
> Central Veterinary Research Laboratory
> P.O. Box 597
> Dubai Tel. : +971 (4) 337 5165
> United Arab Emirates Fax. : +971 (4) 336 8638
> email: microbio at emirates.net.ae
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