J. Clin. Lab. Anal. volume 29, issue 1, P61-67 2014 DOI: 10.1002/jcla.21729 View full text
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Mayu Takeda, Tadao Funato, Masaki Ikemoto, Toru Nanmoku, Yoshimasa Urasaki, Yoshinori Iwatani

Abstract: The collection of clinical samples, such as bone marrow (BM) and peripheral blood, is an important procedure for the extraction of the cellular RNA. It is essential to preserve the extracted RNA during and after the collection of clinical samples to ensure the accurate analysis of gene expression. To date, the PAXgene™ Blood RNA System has been proven useful for stabilizing RNA extracted from peripheral blood; however, a problem concerning the stability of the total RNA stored using the system has been identif…

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