Do you accept FTA cards for DNA extraction?
LGC are able to extract DNA from FTA cards. FTA cards are made of a filter-paper type material, and have been developed for the collection and storage of DNA from organic samples such as blood and cultured cells. Researchers apply their sample to the card and chemicals within the card lyse the cells, denature any proteins and preserve the remaining DNA. The extracted DNA is preserved within the card for transport or long-term storage at room temperature. To use the DNA in the laboratory, a section (punch) of the card is washed in an elution buffer. The resultant in-solution DNA can then be used as template in genotyping reactions.