Sample Type

Sample TypeMaximum InputNotes
100 mg
200 mg
Liquid Samples
250 µL
For water samples, filter using desired filter. Cut filter into small pieces and place into lysis tubes.
Swab Collections
250 µL
Swabs can be cut or broken and placed directly into bead beading tube.
Cells (suspended in DNA/RNA Shield or isotonic buffer, e.g. PBS)
5-20 mg (wet weight)
2 x 10^8 bacterial or 2 x 10^7 yeast cells
Samples in DNA/RNA Shield (10% v/v Sample)
250 µL