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Table 2 The average (± standard deviation) masses of tissues subject to RNA extractions via each kit

From: A comparison of commercially-available automated and manual extraction kits for the isolation of total RNA from small tissue samples

  Blood Spleen Kidney Embryo Larvae
Plus Mini 19.5 (4.0) 5.3 (2.9) 20.3 (8.0) 1.1 (0.04) 6.4 (0.6)
Plus Universal 14.8 (2.8) 3.5 (1.2) 14.0 (4.6) 1.1 (0.1) 5.9 (0.8)
Maxwell® 20.0 (7.6) 3.7 (1.7) 13.4 (6.2) 1.1 (0.03) 6.7 (1.1)
MagMAX™ 4.0 (0.7)a 1.7 (0.9) 3.8 (1.8)a 1.1 (0.1) 6.5 (0.5)
SimplyRNA HT 11.3 (3.8) 4.9 (3.4) 14.3 (7.9) 1.2 (0.1) 5.3 (1.9)
  1. aTissues processed using the MagMAX™ kit were trimmed to achieve manufacturer suggested tissues masses ≤5 mg.