ZR Urine RNA Isolation Kit

Isolate RNA from up to 30 ml of urine.


  • Quick & Easy: Recovery of total RNA from cells, biological sediment in urine, large volume liquid samples and suitable for isolation of RNA from microvesicles. Not for cell-free isolation.
  • High-Quality: RNA is ready for all downstream applications including Next-Gen Sequencing, RT-PCR, etc.


ZR Urine RNA Isolation Kit™ is an innovative product designed for the easy, reliable and rapid isolation of total RNA from cells in urine samples. The product enables isolation of cells from urine using a syringe (not provided) and a uniquely-designed syringe filter. Following separation, cells are lysed and total RNA stabilized using a specially formulated Urine RNA Buffer. The collected lysate can then be used immediately or at a later time following transportation and/or storage. Also, the Urine RNA Buffer is ideal for direct isolation of RNA from microvesicles that may be recovered from urine filtrates.
One-step RNA isolation occurs via matrix adsorption using Zymo-Spin™ IC Columns. The RNA isolation procedure is simple and can be performed in less than 5 minutes. Use of the ZR Urine RNA Isolation Kit results in the isolation of high-quality, total RNA from urine samples that is suitable for subsequent analyses of gene expression that include RT-PCR.

Technical Specifications

Equipment Microcentrifuge, syringes (30 ml, 1 ml)
Purity RNA is ready for Next-Gen sequencing, RTPCR, microarray, hybridization, etc. A260/A280, A260/A230: >1.8.
Sample Source Urine and other aqueous samples containing cells, biological sediment, microvesicle-associated RNA, etc.
Size Range Total RNA ≥ 17 nt
Yield 10 µg RNA (binding capacity), ≥6 µl (elution volume)


Kit Components

ZR Urine RNA Isolation Kit


Cat # Name Size
R1038 ZR Urine RNA Isolation Kit 20 preps
R1039 ZR Urine RNA Isolation Kit 50 preps