RT-real-time-PCR mix for using DNA probes
2 x conc. master mix, validated for COVID-19 testing
For in vitro use only!
Shipping: shipped on gel packs
Storage Conditions: store at -20 °C
avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Shelf Life: 12 months
Concentration: 2x conc.
SCRIPT RT-qPCR ProbesMaster UNG is designed for quantitative real-time analyses of RNA templates using Dual Labeled Fluorescent Probes. The ready-to-use mix is based on a genetically engineered reverse transcriptase with enhanced thermal stability providing increased specificity, high cDNA yield and improved efficiency for highly structured and long cDNA fragments.
The 2x conc. mix contains all reagents required for RT-qPCR (except template, primers and the dual labeled fluorescent probe) to ensure fast and easy preparation with a minimum of pipetting steps. The premium quality enzymes and the optimized reaction buffer containing ultrapure dNTPs ensure superior real time PCR results.
The mix contains UNG (Uracil-N-Glycosylase) and dUTP instead of dTTP to eliminate carry-over contamination of DNA from previous PCR reactions. The UNG treatment at the onset of thermal cycling removes uracil residues from dU-containing DNA and prevents it from serving as template.
RT-qPCR is used to amplify double-stranded DNA from single-stranded RNA templates to allow a rapid real-time quantification of RNA targets. In the reverse transcription step the reverse transcriptase synthesizes single-stranded DNA molecules (cDNA) complementary to the RNA template. In the first cycle of the PCR step the hot-start DNA polymerase synthesizes DNA molecules complementary to the cDNA, thus generating a double-stranded DNA template. The hot-start polymerase activity is blocked at ambient temperature and switched on automatically at the onset of the initial denaturation. The thermal activation prevents the extension of non-specifically annealed primers and primer-dimer formations at low temperatures during PCR setup.
One-step RT-qPCR offers tremendous convenience when applied to analysis of targets from multiple samples of RNA and minimizes the risk of contaminations.
The mix can also be used in combination with ROX reference dye (#PCR-351) in PCR instruments that are compatible with the evaluation of the ROX signal.
The SCRIP RT-qPCR Probes Master is validated for molecular diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 causing the new Coronavirus infectious disease COVID-19.
SCRIPT RT-qPCR ProbesMaster UNG
Ready-to-use mix of SCRIPT Reverse Transcriptase, Hot Start Polymerase AB+, UNG, RNase Inhibitor, dNTPs incl. dUTP, reaction buffer and stabilizers.
Dual Labeled Fluorescent probes:
Real-time PCR technology based on dual labeled DNA probes provides a highly 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.
Targets can generally be detected from <1 pg to 20 ng poly(A) RNA (mRNA) or 10 pg to 1 μg total RNA. Even lower amounts of RNA may be successfully amplified by using highly expressed transcripts.
Preparation of the RT-qPCR assay:
Add the following components to a nuclease-free microtube and mix the components by pipetting gently up and down. In general, water, RNA and primers should be mixed together before adding the master mix.
|com-ponent||stock conc.||final conc.||20 μl|
|PCR-grade Water||-||-||fill up to|
|fill up to|
|RNA template 1)||-||<100 ng||x μl||x μl|
|forward Primer 2)||10 μM||400 nM||0.8 μl||2 μl|
|reverse Primer 2)||10 μM||400 nM||0.8 μl||2 μl|
|dual-labeled Probe 3)||10 μM||200 nM||0.4 μl||1 μl|
|SCRIPT RT-qPCR Probes-Master UNG 4)||2x||1x||10 μl||25 μl|
Continue with reverse transcription and thermal cycling as recommended.
Reverse transcription and thermal cycling:
Place the vials in a PCR cycler and start the following program.
|50-55 °C||20-30 min||1x|
|60-65 °C 7)||40-60 sec 6)||35-45x|
For optimal specificity and amplification an individual optimization of the recommended parameters may be necessary. Note that optimal reaction times and temperatures should be adjusted for each particular RNA / primer pair.
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