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Fast qPCR ProbesMaster highROX

Fast master mix for quantitative real-time PCR using labeled DNA probes

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PCR-384S 2 x 1,25 ml (2x conc.) 152,93 Add to Basket/Quote Add to Notepad
PCR-384L 10 x 1,25 ml (2x conc.) 614,18 Add to Basket/Quote Add to Notepad

For in vitro use only!

Shipping: shipped on blue ice

Storage Conditions: store at -20 °C
avoid freeze/thaw cycles, store dark
Storage at 4 °C for up to 3 months possible.

Shelf Life: 12 months

Form: liquid

Concentration: 2x conc.

Fast qPCR ProbesMaster highROX is designed to perform rapid real-time analysis of DNA samples using DNA probe based detection. The master mix is recommended for use with Dual Labeled Fluorescent Probes, e.g. TaqMan®, Molecular Beacons or FRET probes.
The mix contains all reagents required for qPCR (except template, primer and labeled fluorescent probe) in a premixed 2x concentrated ready-to-use solution.
Amplification within 30-60 min combined with high specificity and sensitivity is achieved with an optimized hot-start polymerase. Its activity is blocked by an antibody at ambient temperature and switched on automatically at the onset of the initial denaturation. The thermal activation prevents the extension of nonspecifically annealed primers and primer-dimer formation at low temperatures during PCR setup.
The mix is recommended for use with PCR instruments that are compatible with the evaluation of the ROX signal.

ROX reference dye:
Fast qPCR ProbesMaster highROX contains 500 nM ROX passive reference dye in the final assay. The dye does not take part in the PCR reaction but allows to normalize for non-PCR related signal variation and provides a baseline in multiplex reactions.

Dual-labeled DNA probes:
Real-time PCR technology based on dual-labeled DNA probes provides a high sensitive and specific PCR system with multiplexing capability. It requires two standard PCR primers and the DNA probe that hybridizes to an internal part of the amplicon. The sequence of the dual-labeled DNA probe should avoid secondary structure and primer-dimer formation.

Fast qPCR ProbesMaster highROX (red cap)
antibody-blocked fast hot start polymerase, dATP, dCTP, dGTP, dTTP, KCl, (NH4)2SO4, MgCl2, 1 μM ROX, additives and stabilizers

PCR-grade water

Preparation of the qPCR master mix:
The preparation of a master mix is crucial in quantitative PCR reactions to reduce pipetting errors. Prepare a master mix of all components except template as specified. A reaction volume of 20-50 μl is recommended for most real-time instruments. Pipet with sterile filter tips and minimize the exposure of the labeled DNA probe to light. Perform the setup in an area separate from DNA preparation or analysis. No-template controls should be included in all amplifications.

component20 μl
50 μl
final conc.
Fast qPCR ProbesMaster highROX10 μl25 μl1x
(10 μM)1)
0.6 μl1.5 μl300 nM
(10 μM)1)
0.6 μl1.5 μl300 nM
dual-labeled probe
(10 μM)2)
0.4 μl1 μl200 nM
template DNAx μlx μl<500 ng/assay
PCR-grade waterfill up to
20 μl
fill up to
50 μl

1) The optimal concentration of each primer may vary from 100 to 500 nM.
2) Optimal results may require a titration of DNA probe concentration between 50 and 800 nM.

Dispensing the master mix:
Vortex the master mix thoroughly to assure homogeneity and dispense the mix into real-time PCR tubes or wells of the PCR plate.

Addition of template DNA:
Add the remaining x μl of sample/template DNA to each reaction vessel containing the master mix and cap or seal the tubes/plate. Do not exceed 500 ng DNA per reaction as final concentration. Tubes or plates should be centrifuged before cycling to remove any bubbles.

Recommended cycling conditions:

denaturation and
polymerase activation
95 °C2 min1x
Denaturation95 °C1-10 sec35-45x
Annealing and
60-65 °C3)1-30 sec4)35-45x

3) The annealing temperature depends on the melting temperature of the primers and DNA probe used.
4) The minimal denaturation and elongation time mainly depends on the ramping speed oft the qPCR cycler. A denaturation time of 5 sec in combination with an elogation time of 10 sec is recommended for most cyclers. Further optimization may be required.

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