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Table 5 RNA isolation protocols costs and sample processing times

From: Comparison of blood RNA isolation methods from samples stabilized in Tempus tubes and stored at a large human biobank

RNA isolation protocol Cost per samplea RNA processing time for six samples (min)c
MagMAX semi-automated 18.5b 90
MagMAX manual 12.7b 120
Norgen 10.5 90
Tempus Spin 14.0 90
Tempus 6-port 29.0b 120
  1. aThe cost of kits and other consumables, in US Dollars
  2. bPrice does not include the cost of MagMAX™ Express 96 deep-well Magnetic Particle Processor for MagMax semi-automated, the cost of 96 well Magnetic-Ring Stand for MagMax manual, and the cost of ABI PRISM™ 6100 Nucleic Acid PrepStation for Tempus 6-port
  3. cRNA processing time for six samples in the authors’ laboratory—it includes RNA isolation time and hands-on-time such as centrifugation, vortexing, incubation etc