DNA Extraction Control 670

Cat No. Size List Price* Qty  
BIO-35028 500 Reactions
BIO-35029 2000 Reactions
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DNA Extraction Control enables users of diagnostic assays to validate their extraction step. DNA Extraction Control contains a known concentration of cells that contain the control DNA sequence. Cells containing internal control DNA are spiked into the lysis buffer with the sample prior to DNA extraction.

Following DNA extraction, the reaction mix is added to the extracted DNA prior to amplification. All components required for amplification of sample DNA should also be added. Presence of internal control DNA confirms the success of the extraction step and reduces the chance of obtaining a false negative result in the sample DNA.

Features & Benefits

  • Simple - easy monitoring and validation of DNA extraction protocols
  • Specific - minimal interference with sample detection
  • Optimized - ideal for blood, urine and sputum samples
  • Sensitive - specially designed for real-time PCR assays

Instrument Compatibility

DNA Extraction Control 670 is suitable for use with commercially available silica-membrane DNA extraction kits and CHELEX matrices and has been tested on a wide range of real-time PCR platforms including ABI-7500, LightCycler 480®, RotorGene-Q™ and MX3005P®.

DNA Extraction Control 670 uses Quasar® 670 and is also available with Cal Fluor® Orange 560 or Cal Fluor® Red 610, to fit in with existing protocols. CAL Fluor and Quasar dyes are performance-optimized fluorophores for multiplex real-time PCR.


A common practice in real-time PCR is to add a known amount of “spiked” control DNA after DNA extraction. This monitors PCR inhibition but has no value as an extraction control. The ideal situation is to have the test sample and internal control undergo the same processing prior to real-time PCR (fig. 1).

Bioline has specially developed a DNA Extraction Control (DEC) which more closely mimics the test sample, as compared to spike controls. The genetic material from the test sample and the DEC is simultaneously extracted by common extraction methods, with the extraction control being as sensitive to inhibition and extraction failure as the test sample.

The DEC cells are of a known concentration and contain the Internal Control DNA sequence. This sequence contains no known homology to any organism and, importantly, has minimal interference with detection of sample DNA. The DEC cells are spiked into the lysis buffer with the target sample, prior to DNA extraction. Control Mix (primers and probe) is then added to the reaction mix before amplification. Signal derived from the Internal Control DNA confirms the success of the extraction step (fig. 2). DEC also monitors co-purification of PCR inhibitors (fig. 3) that may cause biased or false amplification patterns.



500 Reactions

2000 Reactions

Internal Control DNA*

5 x 500µl

20 x 500µl

25x Control Mix (containing Quasar® 670 labeled probe)

5 x 100µl

20 x 100µl

 * The Internal Control DNA is in viable α-Select E. coli cells (genotype: F- deoR endA1 recA1 relA1 gyrA96 hsdR17(rk-, mk+) supE44 thi-1 phoA Δ(lacZYA-argF)U169Ф80lacZΔ15λ–pBR322 (ranseqb1 AmpR)).

Storage & Stability

All kit components should be stored at -20°C upon receipt. When stored under the recommended conditions and handled correctly, full activity of the kit is retained until the expiry date on the outer box label.

Shipping conditions

Shipped on dry/blue ice.

Certificates of Analysis (COAs)

Certificates of Analysis for DNA Extraction Control 670 are grouped by catalogue number and then listed by batch number. Larger pack sizes are listed first. To locate the COA for your product, first find the catalogue number and then the required batch number.

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