Quick-RNA Microprep Kit

Isolate total RNA and small/miRNA from cells and soft tissue


  • Broad Range: Extract total RNA (including small/micro RNAs) from any sample.
  • DNA-Free: DNase I included.
  • NGS-Ready: RNA is ready for all downstream applications including Next-Gen Sequencing,
    RT-qPCR, hybridization, etc.


The Quick-RNA Microprep Kit is one of the most innovative RNA isolation kits available, designed for the easy, reliable, and rapid isolation of DNA-free RNA from a wide range of cell (up to 106) and tissue samples (up to 5 mg). The procedure combines a unique buffer system with Zymo-Spin™ column technology to yield high quality total RNA (including small RNAs 17-200 nt) in about 10 minutes.
The procedure is simple. Add the provided RNA Lysis Buffer to a sample, and then purify the RNA using the Zymo-Spin™ Columns. The result is highly-concentrated, DNA-free RNA that is suitable for RT-PCR, hybridization, sequencing etc. In addition, the kit can be used for the enrichment of small and large RNAs into separate fractions.

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Technical Specifications

Equipment Microcentrifuge, vortex
Purity RNA is ready for Next-Gen sequencing, RT-PCR, microarray, hybridization, etc. A260/A280, A260/A230: >1.8.
Sample Source Cells or tissue samples, yeast, plant or bacteria. Compatible with DNA/RNA Shield™ and RNAlater™.
Size Range Total RNA ≥ 17 nt
Yield Microprep: 10 µg RNA (binding capacity), ≥6 µl (elution volume)

Product FAQ

Q1: Is DNase I available for individual purchase?

Q2: Is the DNase-I treatment necessary?

Q3: Is it possible to extract proteins with the Quick-RNA kit?

Q4: How to store DNase-I following resuspension?

Q5: Will the kit isolate small RNAs?

Q6: Can samples be stored in RNA Lysis Buffer prior to processing?

Q7: What is the difference between the Direct-zol RNA and Quick-RNA kits?

Q8: What is the difference between the Quick-RNA Miniprep and the Quick-RNA Miniprep Plus?

Q9: I ran out of RNA Wash Buffer. Can I use something else?



“RNA isolation from tissue culture cells used to be my most hated protocol – labor intensive, tedious, and the horrible smell of the BME used in the protocol. This kit is much faster and easier and no horrible smells! Both the RNA yield and the real time results are just as good as our previous kit.”

– Lisa G. (University of Virginia)

“Amazing results, the only RNA extraction kit I ever buy now. In my opinion, there is no product on the market that is as good a value and as effective as this kit for plant tissue RNA extractions.”

– Erin B. (Occidental College)

“Good price and easy to use, plus good quality. It is compatible to QIAGEN products RNeasy kit, but with reasonable price and equal quality. Especially the DNase is inexpensive and is included in the kit. No matter animal RNA, or plant RNA, or bacterial RNA, all could use with this one kit.”

– Xiaolu J. (Florida Atlantic University)

“We are able to quickly and easy extract high quality RNA for use in RT-PCR. This kit is very affordable as well!.”

– Bo B. (Drew University)

“Easy and simple to use, even students can manage this! Reliable and in terms of value it is excellent. Color coded spin columns make it fool proof.”

– Jody H. (Otago University)

Kit Components

Quick-RNA Microprep Kit


Cat # Name Size
R1050 Quick-RNA Microprep Kit 50 preps
R1051 Quick-RNA Microprep Kit 200 preps