cDNA Synthesis for MicroRNA Profiling and Custom Gene Expression Taqman Arrays

The GRCF will prepare cDNA from customer supplied total RNA according to Life Technologies quick reference guide for Taqman OpenArray MicroRNA Panel Analysis or using a High Capacity cDNA Reverse Transcription Kit (Life Technologies part # 4368813) for the Gene Expression Array analysis on the QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System. The GRCF also has RNA isolation services available if you require start to finish processing.

RNA Requirements
  • RNA should be free of PCR inhibitors
  • Has a A260/230 ratio between 2.0 and 2.4
  • Has a A260/280 ratio between 1.8 and 2.1
  • Has a RNA Integrity Number (RIN) or RNA Quality Number (RQN) between 6.5 and 10

The recommended amount of total RNA for preparing cDNA for microRNA Profiling is 100ng.

The recommended amount of total RNA for preparing cDNA for Gene Expression Taqman Arrays is 10µl at 200ng/µl (2µg).

Qualitative analysis of your RNA samples is available by Advanced Analytical Fragment Analyzer CE analysis. The system determines a RQN (RNA Quality Number) of total RNA on a scale from 1 to 10 that correlates to current industry practices (RIN).


$25-$27 per sample for cDNA synthesis


Please contact Laura Kasch [410-614-3830] for additional information and ordering.