Molecular Biology Reagent FTA Cards

Molecular Biology Reagent FTA Cards simplify the handling and processing of nucleic acids. Simply apply the sample to the FTA® Card. Cell membranes are lysed and nucleic acids are mobilized on the card for transport, immediate processing or long-term room temperature storage.

Captured nucleic acids are protected from nuclease, oxidation, and UV damage. FTA® Cards inactivate organisms including blood borne pathogens and prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms.

Captured nucleic acids are ready for purification. Just take a sample disc from the FTA® Card, wash with FTA® Purification Reagent, and rinse with TE-1 Buffer. The washed disc is ready to use in applications such as PCR®, RFLP analysis, and RT-PCR®.

Use with virtually any cell type including blood, buccal, bacteria, microorganisms, viral particles, cultured cells, plant tissue, plasmids, solid tissue and M13 plaques.

FTA® Cards are available in white or indicating pink. White FTA® cards are recommended for blood samples, plants tissues and other easily identified samples. Indicating pink FTA® cards turn white upon sample addition and are recommended for buccal cells, cultured cells and other clear samples.

Four configurations of FTA® Cards are available: classic, mini, micro, and gene. All FTA® Cards are sold in packs of 100. Classic, Mini and Micro Cards each have a maximum volume of 125 µL per sample area. Gene Cards have a maximum of 75 µL per sample area.

*Each Card max sample area volume of 125 µL except the Gene Card (3968G) which has a 75 µL max sample area volume and the CloneSaver which has a 5 µL max sample area volume.

Key Features

  • Inactivate organisms
  • Use with virtually any cell type
  • Four configurations available.

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1 Indicating FTA Micro Card; Pink; 100/pk Pack of 100
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