EZ1 DNA Blood Handbook

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April 2010
December
2005
Second Edition
EZ1® DNA Blood Handbook
EZ1 DNA Blood 200 µl Kit
EZ1 DNA Blood 350 µl Kit
For automated purification of DNA from
blood and buffy coat using EZ1 instruments
Sample & Assay Technologies
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QIAGEN Sample and Assay Technologies
QIAGEN is the leading provider of innovative sample and assay technologies, enabling
the isolation and detection of contents of any biological sample. Our advanced,
high-quality products and services ensure success from sample to result.
QIAGEN sets standards in:
■
Purification of DNA, RNA, and proteins
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Nucleic acid and protein assays
■
microRNA research and RNAi
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Automation of sample and assay technologies
Our mission is to enable you to achieve outstanding success and breakthroughs. For
more information, visit www.qiagen.com.
QIAGEN is a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). For the production of printed materials,
including handbooks, QIAGEN has a policy to select suppliers that comply with FSC standards for printing
processes and well-managed forests.
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Contents
Kit Contents
4
Storage
4
Product Use Limitations
4
Product Warranty and Satisfaction Guarantee
5
Technical Assistance
5
Safety Information
6
Quality Control
6
Introduction
7
Principle and procedure
Equipment and Reagents to Be Supplied by User
Important Notes
Starting material
7
9
10
10
Precipitate in reagent cartridge
11
Quantification of DNA
11
Working with EZ1 instruments
11
Yield of purified DNA
17
Protocols
Purification of DNA from Whole Blood
18
Purification of DNA from Buffy Coat
21
Troubleshooting Guide
25
Appendix A: Storage, Quantification, and Determination of Purity of DNA
27
Appendix B: Example of an EZ1 Advanced Report File
28
Ordering Information
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Kit Contents
EZ1 DNA Blood Kits*
Catalog no.
Preps per kit
Blood 200 µl
951034
48
Blood 350 µl
951054
48
Reagent Cartridge, Blood 200 µl
(1023745)
48
—
Reagent Cartridge, Blood 350 µl
(1023729)
—
48
Disposable Tip Holders
50
50
Disposable Filter-Tips
50
50
Sample Tubes (2 ml)
50
50
Elution Tubes (1.5 ml)
50
50
Q-Card†
1
1
Handbook
1
1
* For details about the EZ1 Cards to be used with these kits, see Table 2, page 13, and visit
www.qiagen.com.
†
The information encoded in the bar code on the Q-Card is needed for reagent data tracking using the
EZ1 Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL instruments.
Storage
The EZ1 DNA Blood Kits are shipped at ambient temperature. All buffers and reagents
can be stored at room temperature (15–25°C). Do not freeze the reagent cartridges.
When stored properly, the reagent cartridges are stable until the expiration date on the
Q-Card.
Product Use Limitations
The EZ1 DNA Blood 200 µl Kit and EZ1 DNA Blood 350 µl Kit are intended for
molecular biology applications. These products are not intended for the diagnosis,
prevention, or treatment of a disease.
All due care and attention should be exercised in the handling of the products. We
recommend all users of QIAGEN products to adhere to the NIH guidelines that have
been developed for recombinant DNA experiments, or to other applicable guidelines.
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Product Warranty and Satisfaction Guarantee
QIAGEN guarantees the performance of all products in the manner described in our
product literature. The purchaser must determine the suitability of the product for its
particular use. Should any product fail to perform satisfactorily due to any reason other
than misuse, QIAGEN will replace it free of charge or refund the purchase price. We
reserve the right to change, alter, or modify any product to enhance its performance
and design. If a QIAGEN product does not meet your expectations, simply call your
local Technical Service Department or distributor. We will credit your account or
exchange the product — as you wish. Separate conditions apply to QIAGEN scientific
instruments, service products, and to products shipped on dry ice. Please inquire for
more information.
A copy of QIAGEN terms and conditions can be obtained on request, and is also
provided on the back of our invoices. If you have questions about product specifications
or performance, please call QIAGEN Technical Services or your local distributor (see
back cover or visit www.qiagen.com).
Technical Assistance
At QIAGEN, we pride ourselves on the quality and availability of our technical support.
Our Technical Service Departments are staffed by experienced scientists with extensive
practical and theoretical expertise in sample and assay technologies and the use of
QIAGEN products. If you have any questions or experience any difficulties regarding
EZ1 DNA Blood Kits or QIAGEN products in general, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
QIAGEN customers are a major source of information regarding advanced or
specialized uses of our products. This information is helpful to other scientists as well as
to the researchers at QIAGEN. We therefore encourage you to contact us if you have
any suggestions about product performance or new applications and techniques.
For technical assistance and more information, please see our Technical Support
Center at www.qiagen.com/Support or call one of the QIAGEN Technical Service
Departments or local distributors (see back cover or visit www.qiagen.com).
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Safety Information
When working with chemicals, always wear a suitable lab coat, disposable gloves,
and protective goggles. For more information, please consult the appropriate material
safety data sheets (MSDSs). These are available online in convenient and compact
PDF format at www.qiagen.com/support/MSDS.aspx where you can find, view, and
print the MSDS for each QIAGEN kit and kit component.
CAUTION: DO NOT add bleach or acidic solutions directly to the
sample-preparation waste.
Buffers in the reagent cartridges contain guanidine hydrochloride/guanidine
thiocyanate, which can form highly reactive compounds when combined with bleach.
If liquid containing these buffers is spilt, clean with suitable laboratory detergent and
water. If the spilt liquid contains potentially infectious agents, clean the affected area
first with laboratory detergent and water, and then with 1% (v/v) sodium hypochlorite.
If liquid containing potentially infectious agents is spilt on the EZ1 instrument, clean the
affected area first with laboratory detergent and water, and then with 1% (v/v) sodium
hypochlorite, followed by water.
The following risk and safety phrases apply to the components of the EZ1 DNA
Blood Kits:
Reagent cartridge
Contains ethanol, guanidine hydrochloride, and guanidine thiocyanate: highly
flammable, harmful, and irritant. Risk and safety phrases:* R11-20/21/22-32-36/38,
S13-26-36/37/39-46
24-hour emergency information
Emergency medical information in English, French, and German can be obtained
24 hours a day from:
Poison Information Center Mainz, Germany
Tel: +49-6131-19240
Quality Control
In accordance with QIAGEN’s ISO-certified Quality Management System, each lot of
EZ1 DNA Blood Kits is tested against predetermined specifications to ensure consistent
product quality.
* R11: Highly flammable; R20/21/22: Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin, and if swallowed;
R32: Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas; R36/38: Irritating to eyes and skin. S13: Keep away from
food, drink, and animal feedingstuffs; S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
water and seek medical advice; S36/37/39: Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face
protection; S46: If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.
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Introduction
The EZ1 DNA Blood 200 µl Kit and EZ1 DNA Blood 350 µl Kit are for purification
of genomic DNA from whole blood samples and buffy coat. Magnetic-particle
technology provides high-quality DNA that is suitable for direct use in downstream
applications such as amplification or other enzymatic reactions. The EZ1 instruments
perform all steps of the sample preparation procedure, and the procedure can be scaled
up or down, allowing purification from varying amounts of starting material. Up to 6
samples (using BioRobot EZ1 and EZ1 Advanced instruments) or up to 14 samples
(using the EZ1 Advanced XL instrument) are processed in a single run.
Principle and procedure
Magnetic-particle technology combines the speed and efficiency of silica-based DNA
purification with the convenient handling of magnetic particles (see flowchart, page 8).
DNA is isolated from lysates in one step through its binding to the silica surface of the
particles in the presence of a chaotropic salt. The particles are separated from the
lysates using a magnet. The DNA is then efficiently washed and eluted in elution buffer.
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EZ1 DNA Blood Procedure
Whole blood or buffy coat
Lysis
Magnetic particles
added to samples
DNA binds
to magnetic
particles
Magnetic
separation
Magnet
Wash
Magnetic
separation
Magnet
Elute
Pure, high-quality DNA
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Equipment and Reagents to Be Supplied by User
When working with chemicals, always wear a suitable lab coat, disposable gloves,
and protective goggles. For more information, consult the appropriate material safety
data sheets (MSDSs), available from the product supplier.
All protocols
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Sterile, RNase-free pipet tips
■
Soft paper tissue
■
Water
■
70% ethanol
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Pipets
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Thermomixer, heated orbital incubator, heating block, or water bath
For BioRobot EZ1 users
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BioRobot EZ1 (cat. no. 9000705) and disposables
■
EZ1 Card (see Table 2, page 13)
For EZ1 Advanced users
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EZ1 Advanced (cat. no. 9001410 or 9001411)
■
EZ1 Advanced Card (see Table 2, page 13)
For EZ1 Advanced XL users
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EZ1 Advanced XL (cat. no. 9001492)
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EZ1 Advanced XL Card (see Table 2, page 13)
For EZ1 Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL users
For documentation purposes, one of the following is required:
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EZ1 Advanced Communicator software (supplied with the EZ1 Advanced and the
EZ1 Advanced XL), PC (can be connected with up to 4 EZ1 Advanced and EZ1
Advanced XL instruments), and monitor (cat. no. for PC and monitor 9016643)
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EZ1 Advanced Communicator Software (supplied with the EZ1 Advanced and the
EZ1 Advanced XL) and your own PC and monitor (connection with up to 4 EZ1
Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL instruments not recommended)
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Printer (cat. no. 9018464) and accessory package for printer (cat. no. 9018465)
For Blood Protocols
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Optional: 80% ethanol, 2 ml screw-capped tubes (if optional 80% ethanol wash
step is performed, see “Important points before starting“, page 18).
For Buffy Coat Protocol
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1.5 ml or 2 ml screw-capped tube
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Important Notes
Starting material
The amounts of starting material for use in EZ1 DNA Blood procedures are shown in
Table 1.
Table 1. Amounts of starting material for EZ1 DNA Blood procedures
Sample type
Blood
Buffy coat:*
Buffy coat, enriched >9x†
Buffy coat, enriched ⱕ9x‡
Buffy coat with low
leukocyte concentration§
Amount of starting
material
Elution
volume
200 µl or 350 µl
50 µl, 100 µl,
or 200 µl
50–75 µl
100–150 µl
200 µl
200 µl
200–300 µl
200 µl
* For each buffy coat protocol, the maximum number of cells to use as starting material is 5 x 106 cells.
†
For example, 1 ml leukocyte containing fraction harvested from 10 ml centrifuged whole blood = 10x
enrichment.
‡
This is recommended for preparation of buffy coat.
§
For example, from certain leukemia patients or other donors where leukocyte count is low.
Storage of blood
Whole blood samples treated with EDTA, ACD, or heparin¶ can be used, and may be
either fresh or frozen. Frozen samples should be thawed at room temperature
(15–25°C) with mild agitation before beginning the procedure. Yield and quality of the
purified DNA depend on storage conditions of the blood. Fresher blood samples may
yield better results.
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For short-term storage (up to 10 days), collect blood in tubes containing EDTA
as an anticoagulant, and store the tubes at 2–8°C. However, for applications
requiring maximum fragment size, such as Southern blotting, we recommend
storage at 2–8°C for up to 3 days only, as low levels of DNA degradation will
occur after this time.
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For long-term storage, collect blood in tubes containing a standard anticoagulant
(preferably EDTA, if high-molecular–weight DNA is required), and store the tubes at
–70°C.
¶
When working with chemicals, always wear a suitable lab coat, disposable gloves, and protective
goggles. For more information, consult the appropriate material safety data sheets (MSDSs), available from
the product supplier.
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Buffy coat
Buffy coat may vary considerably in leukocyte concentration depending upon the
number of nucleated cells in the original whole blood sample and the efficiency of
leukocyte harvesting during the buffy coat preparation. In order to avoid overloading
the isolation procedure, if using highly enriched buffy coat samples (>9x enrichment),
smaller volumes of starting material should be used (see Table 1, page 10 for
recommended starting volumes). Efficiency of buffy coat enrichment depends on the
sample preparation procedure used and on the accuracy used when extracting the
buffy coat layer. Three different protocols are available for purification of genomic DNA
from buffy coat on EZ1 instruments. The amounts of recommended starting material
for the 3 different protocols are shown in Table 1.
Precipitate in reagent cartridge
The buffer in well 1 of the reagent cartridge (the well that is nearest to the front of
the EZ1 instrument when the reagent cartridge is loaded) may form a precipitate upon
storage. If necessary, redissolve by mild agitation at 37°C.
Quantification of DNA
Carryover of magnetic particles may affect the absorbance reading at 260 nm (A260)
of the purified DNA but should not affect downstream applications. The measured
absorbance at 320 nm (A320) should be subtracted from all absorbance readings.
See “Quantification of DNA”, page 27, for more information.
Working with EZ1 instruments
The main features of EZ1 instruments include:
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Purification of high-quality nucleic acids from 1–6 or 1–14 samples per run
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Small footprint to save laboratory space
■
Preprogrammed EZ1 Cards containing ready-to-use protocols for nucleic acid
purification
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Prefilled, sealed reagent cartridges for easy, safe, and fast setup of EZ1
instruments
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Complete automation of nucleic acid purification, from opening of reagent
cartridges to elution of nucleic acids, with no manual centrifugation steps
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Additional features of the EZ1 Advanced and the EZ1 Advanced XL include:
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Bar code reading and sample tracking
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Kit data tracking with the Q-Card provided in the kit
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UV lamp to help eliminate sample carryover from run to run and to allow pathogen
decontamination on the worktable surfaces
Note: UV decontamination helps to reduce possible pathogen contamination of the
EZ1 Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL worktable surfaces. The efficiency of inactivation
has to be determined for each specific organism and depends, for example, on
layer thickness and sample type. QIAGEN cannot guarantee complete eradication of
specific pathogens.
EZ1 Cards
Protocols for nucleic acid purification are stored on preprogrammed EZ1 Cards
(integrated circuit cards). The user simply inserts an EZ1 Card into the BioRobot EZ1,
or an EZ1 Advanced Card into the EZ1 Advanced, or an EZ1 Advanced XL Card into
the EZ1 Advanced XL, and the instrument is then ready to run a protocol (Figure 1). The
availability of various protocols increases the flexibility of EZ1 instruments.
Figure 1. Ease of protocol setup using EZ1 Cards. Inserting an EZ1 Card, containing protocol, into an EZ1
instrument. The instrument should only be switched on after an EZ1 Card is inserted. EZ1 Cards should not be
exchanged while the instrument is switched on.
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EZ1 instruments should only be switched on after an EZ1 Card is inserted. Make sure
that the EZ1 Card is completely inserted (Figure 2), otherwise essential instrument data
could be lost, leading to a memory error. EZ1 Cards should not be exchanged while
the instrument is switched on.
Figure 2. Complete insertion of EZ1 Card. The EZ1 Card must be completely inserted before the EZ1
instrument is switched on.
The EZ1 Kit and EZ1 Card required depend on the purification procedure to be carried
out and the EZ1 instrument used (Table 2).
Table 2. Purification of DNA from various sample types
Sample type
EZ1 Card required
EZ1 Kit required
Blood (200 µl)
EZ1 Advanced XL DNA Blood Card,*
EZ1 Advanced DNA Blood Card,† or
EZ1 DNA Blood Card‡
EZ1 DNA Blood
200 µl Kit
Blood (350 µl)
EZ1 Advanced XL DNA Blood Card,*
EZ1 Advanced DNA Blood Card,† or
EZ1 DNA Blood Card‡
EZ1 DNA Blood
350 µl Kit
EZ1 Advanced XL DNA Buffy Coat
Card,* EZ1 Advanced DNA Buffy Coat
Card,† or EZ1 DNA Buffy Coat Card‡
EZ1 DNA Blood
350 µl Kit
Buffy coat
* EZ1 Advanced XL Cards are only for use with the EZ1 Advanced XL.
†
EZ1 Advanced Cards are only for use with the EZ1 Advanced.
‡
EZ1 Cards are only for use with the BioRobot EZ1.
Visit www.qiagen.com/literature for the latest supplementary protocols, which describe
how to use EZ1 DNA Kits and EZ1 DNA Cards for other applications.
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Reagent cartridges
Reagents for the purification of nucleic acids from a single sample are contained in a
single reagent cartridge (Figure 3). Each well of the cartridge contains a particular
reagent, such as magnetic particles, lysis buffer, wash buffer, or elution buffer. Since
each well contains only the required amount of reagent, generation of waste due to
leftover reagent at the end of the purification procedure is avoided.
A
B
Figure 3. Ease of setup using reagent cartridges. A A sealed, prefilled reagent cartridge. Fill levels vary,
depending on the type of reagent cartridge. B Loading reagent cartridges into the cartridge rack. The
cartridge rack itself is labeled with an arrow to indicate the direction in which reagent cartridges must be
loaded.
Worktable
The worktable of EZ1 instruments is where the user loads samples and the components
of the EZ1 Kits (Figure 4).
Details on worktable setup are provided in the protocols in this handbook and are also
displayed in the vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) of the EZ1 Advanced and the EZ1
Advanced XL or the liquid crystal display (LCD) of the BioRobot EZ1 control panel when
the user starts worktable setup.
The display also shows protocol status during the automated purification procedure.
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6
5
4
3
2
1
Figure 4. Typical EZ1 worktable.
1.First row: Elution tubes (1.5 ml) are loaded here.
2.Second row: Tip holders containing filter-tips are loaded here.
3.Third row: Empty, unless option of 80% ethanol wash step is selected. If 80% ethanol wash step is selected,
2 ml tubes containing 1800 µl 80% ethanol are loaded here.
4.Fourth row: Sample tubes (2 ml) are loaded here.
5.Reagent cartridges are loaded into the cartridge rack.
6.Heating block: this is empty for Blood Protocols.
Data tracking with the EZ1 Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL
The EZ1 Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL enable complete tracking of a variety of data
for increased process control and reliability. The EZ1 Kit lot number and expiration
dates are entered at the start of the protocol using the Q-Card bar code. A user ID and
the Q-Card bar code can be entered manually via the keypad or by scanning bar codes
using the handheld bar code reader. Sample and assay information can also be
optionally entered at the start of the protocol. At the end of each protocol run, a report
file is automatically generated. The EZ1 Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL can store up
to 10 result files, and the data can be transferred to a PC or directly printed on a printer
(for ordering information, see “Equipment and Reagents to Be Supplied by User” on
page 9).
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To receive report files on a PC, the EZ1 Advanced Communicator software needs to be
installed. The software receives the report file and stores it in a folder that you define.
After the PC has received the report file, you can use and process the file with a LIMS
(Laboratory Information Management System) or other programs. An example of the
report file is shown in Appendix B (page 28). In report files, the 6 pipetting channels
of the EZ1 Advanced are named, from left to right, channels A to F, or the 14 pipetting
channels of the EZ1 Advanced XL are named, from left to right, channels 1–14.
When scanning a user ID or Q-Card bar code with the bar code reader, a beep
confirms data input. After the information is displayed for 2 seconds, it is automatically
stored, and the next display message is shown. When scanning sample ID, assay kit
ID, or notes, a beep confirms data input, the information is displayed, and a message
prompts you to enter the next item of information. After scanning sample ID, assay kit
ID, and notes, press “ENT” once to confirm that the information entered is correct. If,
for example, a wrong bar code was scanned for one of the samples, press “ESC” and
then rescan all sample bar codes according to the onscreen instructions. For user ID and
notes, you can enter the numbers using the keypad, or you can easily generate your
own bar codes to encode these numbers.
For details about data tracking and using EZ1 Advanced Communicator software, see
the EZ1 Advanced User Manual or the EZ1 Advanced XL User Manual.
Workflow of EZ1 operation
Insert EZ1 Card into EZ1 Card slot
↓
Switch on the EZ1 instrument
↓
Follow onscreen messages for data tracking*
↓
Follow onscreen messages for worktable setup
↓
Start the protocol
↓
Collect purified nucleic acids
↓
UV decontamination*
* EZ1 Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL only.
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Yield of purified DNA
DNA yields depend on the sample type, number of nucleated cells in the sample, and
the protocol used for purification of DNA. Table 3 shows typical yields obtained from
different sample volumes and sample types.
Table 3. DNA yields obtained from different sample types using EZ1 DNA procedures
Sample type
Blood*
Blood*
Sample amount
DNA yield
200 µl
4–8 µg
350 µl
5–12 µg
Buffy coat enriched >9x
75 µl
6.5–14.5 µg
Buffy coat enriched ⱕ9x
150 µl
8–14 µg
Buffy coat with low
leukocyte concentration
300 µl
Up to 14 µg
†
* Whole blood with 4–7 x 106 white blood cells/ml; elution volume 200 µl.
†
Prepared from blood bag, 10x enrichment. This type of buffy coat preparation tends to result in very
efficient leukocyte enrichment.
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Protocol: Purification of DNA from Whole Blood
Blood
Select the appropriate EZ1 Kit and EZ1 Card according to the volume of your whole
blood samples and the EZ1 instrument you are using.
Table 4. Selection of EZ1 Kit and EZ1 Card
Volume of blood
sample
EZ1 Kit
required
EZ1 Card
required
Volume of
eluted DNA
200 µl
EZ1 DNA
Blood 200 µl
Kit
EZ1 Advanced XL
DNA Blood Card,*
EZ1 Advanced
DNA Blood Card,†
or EZ1 DNA Blood
Card‡
50 µl, 100 µl,
or 200 µl
350 µl
EZ1 DNA
Blood 350 µl
Kit
EZ1 Advanced XL
DNA Blood Card,*
EZ1 Advanced
DNA Blood Card,†
or EZ1 DNA Blood
Card‡
50 µl, 100 µl,
or 200 µl
* EZ1 Advanced XL Cards are only for use with the EZ1 Advanced XL.
†
EZ1 Advanced Cards are only for use with the EZ1 Advanced.
‡
EZ1 Cards are only for use with the BioRobot EZ1.
Important points before starting
■
If using the EZ1 DNA Blood 200 µl Kit or EZ1 DNA Blood 350 µl Kit for the first
time, read “Important Notes” (page 10).
■
After receiving the kit, check the kit components for damage. If any kit components
are damaged, contact QIAGEN Technical Services or your local distributor. In
the case of liquid spillage, refer to “Safety Information” (page 6). Do not use
damaged kit components, since their use may lead to poor kit performance.
■
The protocols include an option to perform 80% ethanol washes instead of washes
using the buffer provided in the reagent cartridge. This may be advantageous for
some downstream applications. If this option is selected, 2 ml tubes containing
1800 µl 80% ethanol should be placed in row 3 of the worktable by the user (see
Figure 4, page 15). Follow the instructions given in the onscreen messages.
■
The reagent cartridges contain guanidine salts and are therefore not compatible
with disinfecting reagents containing bleach. Take appropriate safety measures
and wear gloves when handling. See page 6 for safety information.
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All steps of the protocol should be performed at room temperature (15–25°C).
During the setup procedure, work quickly.
■
In some steps of the procedure, one of two choices can be made. Choose 쑿 (blue)
if using the EZ1 Advanced or the EZ1 Advanced XL; choose 앬 (red) if using the
BioRobot EZ1.
Things to do before starting
■
The buffer in well 1 of the reagent cartridge (i.e., the well that is nearest to the
front of the EZ1 instrument when the reagent cartridge is loaded) may form a
precipitate upon storage. If necessary, redissolve by warming at 37°C and then
place at room temperature (15–25°C).
■
Equilibrate reagent cartridges to room temperature (15–25°C) before use.
■
If using fresh blood, mix the blood samples thoroughly before loading them onto
the EZ1 instrument to ensure homogeneity of the sample.
■
If using frozen blood samples, thaw the blood samples and equilibrate to room
temperature (15–25°C). Mix the blood samples thoroughly before loading them
onto the EZ1 instrument to ensure homogeneity of the sample.
Procedure
1.
Insert 쑿 the EZ1 Advanced DNA Blood Card completely into the EZ1 Advanced
Card slot of the EZ1 Advanced or the EZ1 Advanced XL DNA Blood Card
completely into the EZ1 Advanced XL Card slot of the EZ1 Advanced XL or 앬 the
EZ1 DNA Blood Card completely into the EZ1 Card slot of the BioRobot EZ1.
2.
Switch on the EZ1 instrument.
3.
Press “START” to start protocol setup. 쑿 Follow the onscreen instructions for data
tracking.
Note: When using the data tracking option, ensure that the sample ID follows the
same order as the samples on the worktable to avoid data mixup.
4.
Press “1” or “2” to start worktable setup for the 200 µl Protocol or 350 µl Protocol,
respectively.
Note: When using the data tracking option with the EZ1 Advanced XL, the display
shows which kit has been selected according to the Q-Card scanned.
5.
Choose the elution volume: press “1” to elute in 50 µl, “2” to elute in 100 µl, or
“3” to elute in 200 µl.
6.
Proceed through the text shown on the display.
The text summarizes the following steps which describe the loading of the
worktable.
7.
Open the instrument door.
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Invert reagent cartridges 4 times to mix the magnetic particles. Then tap the
cartridges to deposit the reagents at the bottom of their wells. Check that the
magnetic particles are completely resuspended.
9.
Load the reagent cartridges into the cartridge rack.*†
Blood
8.
Note: After sliding a reagent cartridge into the cartridge rack, ensure that you
press down on the cartridge until it clicks into place.
10. Load opened elution tubes into the first row.†
11. Load tip holders containing filter-tips into the second row.†
12. Load opened sample tubes containing 200 µl or 350 µl blood into the fourth row.†
13. Close the instrument door.
14. Press “START” to start the purification procedure.
The automated purification procedure takes approximately 20 min.
15. When the protocol ends, the display shows “Protocol finished”. 쑿 Press “ENT” to
generate the report file.
The EZ1 Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL can store up to 10 report files. Report
files can be printed directly on a connected printer or transferred to a computer.
16. Open the instrument door.
17. Remove the elution tubes containing the purified DNA. Discard the samplepreparation waste.‡
18. 쑿 Optional: Follow the onscreen instructions to perform UV decontamination
of the worktable surfaces.
19. To run another protocol, press “ESC”, prepare samples, and follow the procedure
from step 4 onward. Otherwise, press “STOP” twice to return to the first screen of
the display, close the instrument door, and switch off the EZ1 instrument.
20. Clean the EZ1 instrument.
Follow the maintenance instructions in the user manual.
* See Figure 3B on page 14.
†
See Figure 4 on page 15.
‡
Sample waste contains guanidine salts and is therefore not compatible with bleach. See page 6 for safety
information.
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Protocol: Purification of DNA from Buffy Coat
Select the appropriate EZ1 Kit and EZ1 Card according to the sample type and the EZ1
instrument you are using.
Table 5. Selection of EZ1 Kit and EZ1 Card
EZ1 Kit
required
EZ1 Card
required
Volume of
eluted DNA
75 µl buffy
coat, enriched >9x
or 150 µl buffy
coat, enriched ⱕ9x
or 300 µl buffy
coat with low
leukocyte
concentration
EZ1 DNA
Blood 350 µl
Kit
EZ1 Advanced XL
DNA Buffy Coat
Card,* EZ1
Advanced DNA
Buffy Coat Card,†
or EZ1 DNA
Buffy Coat Card‡
200 µl
Buffy Coat
Volume of
sample
* EZ1 Advanced XL Cards are only for use with the EZ1 Advanced XL.
†
EZ1 Advanced Cards are only for use with the EZ1 Advanced.
‡
EZ1 Cards are only for use with the BioRobot EZ1.
Important points before starting
■
If using the EZ1 DNA Blood Kit or working with buffy coat for the first time, read
“Important Notes” (page 10).
■
After receiving the kit, check the kit components for damage. If any kit components
are damaged, contact QIAGEN Technical Services or your local distributor. In
the case of liquid spillage, refer to “Safety Information” (page 6). Do not use
damaged kit components, since their use may lead to poor kit performance.
■
The reagent cartridges contain guanidine salts and are therefore not compatible
with disinfecting reagents containing bleach. Take appropriate safety measures
and wear gloves when handling. See page 6 for safety information.
■
All steps of the protocol should be performed at room temperature (15–25°C).
During the setup procedure, work quickly.
■
In some steps of the procedure, one of two choices can be made. Choose 쑿 (blue)
if using the EZ1 Advanced or the EZ1 Advanced XL; choose 앬 (red) if using the
BioRobot EZ1.
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Buffy Coat
Things to do before starting
■
The buffer in well 1 of the reagent cartridge (i.e., the well that is nearest to the
front of the EZ1 instrument when the reagent cartridge is loaded) may form a
precipitate upon storage. If necessary, redissolve by warming at 37°C and then
place at room temperature (15–25°C).
■
Equilibrate reagent cartridges to room temperature (15–25°C) before use.
■
If using fresh buffy coat, mix the buffy coat samples thoroughly before loading
them onto the EZ1 instrument to ensure homogeneity of the sample.
■
If using frozen buffy coat samples, thaw the buffy coat samples and equilibrate
to room temperature (15–25°C). Mix the buffy coat samples thoroughly before
loading them onto the EZ1 instrument to ensure homogeneity of the sample.
Procedure
Preparation of buffy coat
1.
Centrifuge whole blood at 300 x g for 10 min at room temperature (15–25°C).
Whole blood samples containing a standard anticoagulant (EDTA, citrate, or
heparin) should be used.
After centrifugation, 3 different fractions are distinguishable: the upper clear layer
is plasma; the intermediate layer is buffy coat, containing concentrated leukocytes;
and the bottom layer contains concentrated erythrocytes.
2.
Carefully transfer the middle layer containing the concentrated leukocytes to a
new tube (not supplied). First pipet as much of the gray-white interface as
possible followed by equal portions of the layers directly over and under the
interface.
In some cases it may be helpful to carefully aspirate off part of the plasma layer
before harvesting the leukocytes.
A 1.8 ml whole blood sample should yield approximately 200 µl buffy coat.
Scaling up the preparation (e.g., to obtain 1 ml buffy from 9 ml whole blood) may
improve the efficiency of the leukocyte harvest.
3.
Proceed with DNA purification immediately or store samples at –20°C for
purification at a later date.
DNA purification
4.
Insert 쑿 the EZ1 Advanced DNA Buffy Coat Card completely into the EZ1
Advanced Card slot of the EZ1 Advanced or the EZ1 Advanced XL DNA Buffy
Coat Card completely into the EZ1 Advanced XL Card slot of the EZ1 Advanced XL
or 앬 the EZ1 DNA Buffy Coat Card completely into the EZ1 Card slot of the
BioRobot EZ1.
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5.
Switch on the EZ1 instrument.
6.
Press “START” to start protocol setup. 쑿 Follow the onscreen instructions for data
tracking.
Note: When using the data tracking option, ensure that the sample ID follows the
same order as the samples on the worktable to avoid data mixup.
7.
Press any key to proceed through the text shown on the display.
The text summarizes the following steps which describe the loading of the
worktable.
9.
Open the instrument door.
10. Invert reagent cartridges 4 times to mix the magnetic particles. Then tap the
cartridges to deposit the reagents at the bottom of their wells. Check that the
magnetic particles are completely resuspended.
11. Load the reagent cartridges into the cartridge rack.*†
Note: After sliding a reagent cartridge into the cartridge rack, ensure that you
press down on the cartridge until it clicks into place.
12. Load opened elution tubes into the first row.†
13. Load tip holders containing filter-tips into the second row.†
14. Load opened sample tubes containing buffy coat samples into the fourth row.†
Note: The buffy coat samples should be 75–300 µl depending on the type of
sample used (see Table 5, page 21).
15. Close the instrument door.
16. Press “START” to start the purification procedure.
The automated purification procedure takes approximately 20 min.
17. When the protocol ends, the display shows “Protocol finished”. 쑿 Press “ENT” to
generate the report file.
The EZ1 Advanced and EZ1 Advanced XL can store up to 10 report files. Report
files can be printed directly on a connected printer or transferred to a computer.
18. Open the instrument door.
19. Remove the elution tubes containing the purified DNA. Discard the samplepreparation waste.‡
* See Figure 3B on page 14.
†
See Figure 4 on page 15.
‡
Sample waste contains guanidine salts and is therefore not compatible with bleach. See page 6 for safety
information.
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Buffy Coat
8.
Depending on the sample volume used in step 1, press “1” for 75 µl sample
volume, press “2” for 150 µl sample volume, or press “3” for 300 µl sample
volume.
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20. 쑿 Optional: Follow the onscreen instructions to perform UV decontamination of
the worktable surfaces.
21. To run another protocol, press “ESC”, prepare samples, and follow the procedure
from step 7 onward. Otherwise, press “STOP” twice to return to the first screen of
the display, close the instrument door, and switch off the EZ1 instrument.
22. Clean the EZ1 instrument.
Buffy Coat
Follow the maintenance instructions in the user manual.
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Troubleshooting Guide
This troubleshooting guide may be helpful in solving any problems that may arise. For
more information, see also the Frequently Asked Questions page at our Technical
Support Center: www.qiagen.com/FAQ/FAQList.aspx. The scientists in QIAGEN
Technical Services are always happy to answer any questions you may have
about either the information and protocols in this handbook or sample and assay
technologies (for contact information, see back cover or visit www.qiagen.com).
Comments and suggestions
General handling
a)
Error message in
instrument display
Refer to the user manual supplied with your EZ1
instrument.
b)
Report file not printed
Check whether the printer is connected to the EZ1
Advanced or EZ1 Advanced XL via the “PC/Printer”
serial port.
Check whether the serial port is set for use with a
printer.
c)
Report file not sent
to the PC
Check whether the PC is connected to the EZ1
Advanced or EZ1 Advanced XL via the “PC/Printer”
serial port.
Check whether the serial port is set for use with a PC.
d)
Wrong Q-Card ID
entered
If the wrong ID was entered instead of the Q-Card ID,
the EZ1 Advanced or EZ1 Advanced XL will not accept
the ID and will prompt for the Q-Card ID until the correct
ID is entered. Press “STOP” twice to go to the main
menu.
Low DNA yield
a)
Magnetic particles not
Ensure that you invert the reagent cartridges several
completely resuspended times to resuspend the magnetic particles.
b)
Insufficient reagent
aspirated
After inverting the reagent cartridges to resuspend
the magnetic particles, ensure that you tap the
cartridges to deposit the reagents at the bottom of
the wells.
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Comments and suggestions
c)
Varying pipetting
volumes
To ensure pipetting accuracy, it is important to have
correct buffer volumes in the reagent cartridges and
optimal fit of the filter tips to the tip adapter. Ensure that
samples are thoroughly mixed and that reagent
cartridges have not passed their expiry date. Perform
regular maintenance as described in the instrument
user manual. Check the fit of the filter tips regularly as
described in the user manual.
d)
Frozen blood or buffy
coat samples not mixed
properly after thawing
Thaw frozen blood or buffy coat samples at room
temperature (15–25°C) with mild agitation to ensure
thorough mixing.
DNA does not perform well in downstream applications
a)
Insufficient DNA used
in downstream
application
Quantify the purified DNA by spectrophotometric
measurement of the absorbance at 260 nm (see
“Quantification of DNA”, page 27).
b)
Excess DNA used in
Excess DNA can inhibit some enzymatic reactions.
downstream application Quantify the purified DNA by spectrophotometric
measurement of the absorbance at 260 nm (see
“Quantification of DNA”, page 27).
c)
Inhibition of
Some downstream applications may show superior
downstream application performance if an 80% ethanol wash is performed
instead of washes using buffers in the reagent
cartridges (see page 18).
Low A260/A280 ratio for purified nucleic acids
Absorbance reading at
320 nm not subtracted
from the absorbance
readings obtained
at 260 nm and 280 nm
To correct for the presence of magnetic particles in the
eluate, an absorbance reading at 320 nm should be
taken and substracted from the absorbance readings
obtained at 260 nm and 280 nm (see “Quantification
of DNA”, page 27).
Low DNA yield from buffy coat
a)
Clogging due to
sample overload
Reduce the amount of sample. The maximum
recommended amount of cells to use as starting
material is 5 x 106.
b)
Poor buffy coat
preparation
Ensure that the leukocyte fraction is harvested
efficiently.
c)
Low leukocyte count in
Increase whole blood amount and keep the volume of
the whole blood sample leukocytes harvested constant.
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Appendix A: Storage, Quantification, and
Determination of Purity of DNA
Storage of DNA
Purified DNA may be stored at 2–8°C for 24 hours or at –20°C for longer storage.
Quantification of DNA
The concentration of DNA should be determined by measuring the absorbance at
260 nm (A260) in a spectrophotometer. Absorbance readings at 260 nm should fall
between 0.1 and 1.0 to be accurate. An absorbance of 1 unit at 260 nm corresponds
to 50 µg of DNA per ml (A260=1 → 50 µg/ml). Use buffer of neutral pH (e.g., 10 mM
Tris·Cl,* pH 7.0) to dilute the samples and to calibrate the spectrophotometer.†
Carryover of magnetic particles in the eluate may affect the A260 reading, but should
not affect the performance of the DNA in downstream applications. If the purified
DNA is to be analyzed by fluorescent capillary sequencing, the tube containing the
eluate should first be applied to a suitable magnetic separator and the eluate transferred
to a clean tube (see below).
To quantify DNA isolated using the EZ1 system:
■
Apply the tube containing the DNA to a suitable magnetic separator (e.g.,
QIAGEN 12-Tube Magnet, cat. no. 36912) for 1 minute. If a suitable magnetic
separator is not available, centrifuge the tube containing the DNA for 1 minute at
full speed in a microcentrifuge to pellet any remaining magnetic particles.
■
Once separation is complete, carefully withdraw 10–50 µl of isolated DNA and
dilute to a final volume of 100 µl in buffer of neutral pH.
■
Measure the absorbance at 320 nm and 260 nm. Subtract the absorbance
reading obtained at 320 nm from the reading obtained at 260 nm to correct for
the presence of magnetic particles.
Concentration of DNA sample
= 50 µg/ml x (A260 – A320) x dilution factor
Total amount of DNA isolated
= concentration x volume of sample in ml
Purity of DNA
Purity is determined by calculating the ratio of corrected absorbance at 260 nm to
corrected absorbance at 280 nm, i.e., (A260 – A320)/(A280 – A320). Pure DNA has
an A260/A280 ratio of 1.7–1.9. Use buffer of slightly alkaline pH (e.g., 10 mM Tris·Cl,
pH 7.5) to dilute the samples and to calibrate the spectrophotometer.†
* When working with chemicals, always wear a suitable lab coat, disposable gloves, and protective
goggles. For more information, consult the appropriate material safety data sheets (MSDSs), available from
the product supplier.
†
If the samples are not diluted, use water to calibrate the spectrophotometer.
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Appendix B: Example of an EZ1 Advanced Report File
This appendix shows a typical report file generated on the EZ1 Advanced. The values
for each parameter will differ from the report file generated on your EZ1 Advanced.
Please note that “User ID” is allowed a maximum of 9 characters, and that “Assay kit
ID” and “Note“ are allowed a maximum of 14 characters. The EZ1 Advanced XL
generates a similar report file containing instrument and protocol information relevant
to the EZ1 Advanced XL and information for channels 1–14.
REPORT - FILE EZ1 Advanced:
__________________
Serial No. EZ1 Advanced: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 0301F0172
User ID:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 4121
Firmware version:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ V 1.0.0
Installation date of instr.: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jan 05, 2008
Weekly maintenance done on: _ _ _ _ Apr 15, 2008
Yearly maintenance done on:
_ _ _ _ _ Mar 10, 2008
Date of last UV-run: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Apr 20, 2008
Start of last UV-run:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16:06
End of last UV-run: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16:26
Status UV-run: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ o.k.
Protocol name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ DNA Blood 200
Date of run
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Apr 21, 2008
Start of run:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 12:57
End of run: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 13:17
Status run: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ o.k.
Error Code: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Sample input Vol [ul]: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 200
Elution volume [ul]:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 100
Channel A:
Sample ID:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 123456789
Reagent Kit number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9801601
Reagent Lot number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 23456789
Reagent Expiry date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jun 14, 2009
Assay kit ID: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 848373922
Note: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2000
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Channel B:
Sample ID:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 234567890
Reagent Kit number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9801601
Reagent Lot number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 23456789
Reagent Expiry date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jun 14, 2009
Assay kit ID: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 836266738
Note: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Channel C:
Sample ID:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 345678901
Reagent Kit number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9801601
Reagent Lot number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 23456789
Reagent Expiry date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jun 14, 2009
Assay kit ID: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 883727832
Notes: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1000
Channel D:
Sample ID:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 456789012
Reagent Kit number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9801601
Reagent Lot number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 23456789
Reagent Expiry date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jun 14, 2009
Assay kit ID: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 763684837
Note: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Channel E:
Sample ID:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 567890123
Reagent Kit number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9801601
Reagent Lot number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 23456789
Reagent Expiry date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jun 14, 2009
Assay kit ID: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 4387728002
Note: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Channel F:
Sample ID:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 678901234
Reagent Kit number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9801601
Reagent Lot number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 23456789
Reagent Expiry date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Jun 14, 2009
Assay kit ID: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 509389403
Note: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 50
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Ordering Information
Product
Contents
Cat. no.
EZ1 DNA Blood 200 µl Kit (48) 48 Reagent Cartridges (Blood 200 µl),
50 Disposable Tip Holders,
50 Disposable Filter-Tips, 50 Sample
Tubes (2 ml), 50 Elution Tubes (1.5 ml)
951034
EZ1 DNA Blood 350 µl Kit (48) 48 Reagent Cartridges (Blood 350 µl),
50 Disposable Tip Holders,
50 Disposable Filter-Tips, 50 Sample
Tubes (2 ml), 50 Elution Tubes (1.5 ml)
951054
EZ1 Advanced
Robotic instrument for automated
purification of nucleic acids from up to
6 samples using EZ1 Kits, 1-year
warranty on parts and labor*
9001410
EZ1 Advanced XL
Robotic instrument for automated
purification of nucleic acids from up to
14 samples using EZ1 Kits, 1-year
warranty on parts and labor*
9001492
EZ1 Advanced DNA Blood
Card
Preprogrammed card for EZ1 Advanced
DNA blood protocols
9018293
EZ1 Advanced XL DNA Blood
Card
Preprogrammed card for EZ1 Advanced
XL DNA blood protocols
9018695
EZ1 Advanced DNA Buffy
Coat Card
Preprogrammed card for EZ1 Advanced
DNA buffy coat protocols
9018294
EZ1 Advanced XL DNA Buffy
Coat Card
Preprogrammed card for EZ1 Advanced
XL DNA buffy coat protocols
9018697
Accessories
* Warranty PLUS 2 (cat. no. 9237720) recommended: 3-year warranty, 1 preventive maintenance visit per year,
48-hour priority response, all labor, travel, and repair parts.
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Ordering Information
Product
Contents
Cat. no.
Filter-Tips and Holders,
EZ1 (50)
50 Disposable Filter-Tips, 50 Disposable
Tip Holders; additional tips and holders
for use with EZ1 Kits
994900
12-Tube Magnet
Magnet for separating magnetic
particles in 12 x 1.5 ml or 2 ml tubes
PC and TFT Monitor, 17”
PC capable of connection with up to
4 EZ1 Advanced or EZ1 Advanced XL
instruments; Monitor for use with PC
9016643
Printer
Printer for connection with EZ1
Advanced or EZ1 Advanced XL
instrument
9018464
Printer Accessory Package
Accessories for printer connected to
EZ1 Advanced or EZ1 Advanced XL
instrument
9018465
Related products
36912
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or your local distributor.
Visit www.qiagen.com/goto/EZ1Advanced to find out more about other EZ1 Kits!
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