RNA stability in frozen/thawed clinical blood samples

Olga Maria Posada Estefan, Rothwelle Tate, Mary Grant

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The main challenge of RNA extraction from frozen blood samples is to obtain sufficient RNA of acceptable quality for gene expression analysis. In this trial
we compared the RNA stability in clinical blood samples with and without a RNA stabilizer, RNAlater. Results show that high quality RNA can be extracted from blood with RNAlater that has been frozen and thawed several times before the extraction.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventBritish Toxicology Society Meeting - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20116 Sep 2011


ConferenceBritish Toxicology Society Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • genes
  • blood cells
  • RNA stability
  • gene expression analysis


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