Sample collection and isolation cfDNA extraction Kit
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An efficient cell-free DNA extraction kit

Cell3 Xtract

The Cell3 Xtract enables fast and flexible cell-free DNA (cfDNA) extraction from a range of biological samples ensuring high quality cfDNA and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) for research and clinical applications.

Fast and flexible

Cell3 Xtract has a simple and flexible protocol that requires no specialist equipment and, with just 90 minutes of processing time, will speed up your cfDNA extractions.

Maximize sample input

Whether you are working with 1 ml or 10 ml you can extract all cfDNA in one extraction. With a small elution volume of just 35 µl you can avoid the need for a DNA concentration step.

Supports multiple biological sample types

Isolate cfDNA from a wide range of sample types: plasma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), saliva and amniotic fluid.

Accurate quantification

Efficient cfDNA extraction without carrier RNA ensures accurate cfDNA quantification for sensitive downstream applications like NGS.

Optimizing cell-free DNA extraction from plasma

The utility of cfDNA in both translational research and diagnostic settings has increased dramatically since its discovery. These short fragment sizes of ~160 bp are typically found in low quantities of 1-100 ng/ml in plasma. It is therefore critical that sufficient good quality cfDNA is extracted from biological samples for downstream applications like NGS and qPCR.

To address this need, Cell3 Xtract has been developed as a fast, accurate and flexible cell-free DNA extraction kit designed to optimize extraction and maximize cfDNA yield.

Large volume cell-free DNA extraction

Cell3 Xtract has a simple and flexible workflow which allows 1-10 ml of a biological sample to be processed within 90 minutes.

The flexible input volume allows for increased recovery and concentration of cfDNA from an entire sample, avoiding the necessity for multiple 1 ml extractions. No specialist equipment such as magnets or vacuum manifolds are required.

Obtain higher cfDNA concentration
With a small elution volume of just 35 µl, regardless of your starting volume, you can avoid the need for a DNA vacuum concentration step. This means you can add more cfDNA to your downstream applications including ddPCR and NGS enabling more sensitive detection of variants.

Large volume Cell3 Xtract cfDNA extraction kit

Accurate quantification of cfDNA

Accurate quantification of cell-free DNA extraction is important for downstream applications, particularly Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) where input amounts for assays can be critical. Many companies use carrier RNA to improve cfDNA extraction which can lead to an overestimate of cfDNA quantification and compromise the effectiveness of NGS library preparation.

The Cell3 Xtract cfDNA extraction kit does not require carrier RNA to optimize cfDNA isolation enabling accurate quantification of cfDNA and efficient library preparation.

Superior technical performance

Comparison to spin-column based kits

Cell3 Xtract cfDNA qPCR performance comparison to spin-column based kits

Figure 1: Column-based cfDNA extraction kits: qPCR data revealed that the Cell3 Xtract kit performed on par with the Company Q kit and outperformed the Company A kit. However, the use of carrier RNA in the Company Q kit resulted in a 50-fold higher DNA concentration measurement and the appearance of a high molecular weight peak in the fragment analysis electropherogram.

Comparison to bead-based kits

Cell3 Xtract cfDNA qPCR performance comparison to bead-based kits

Figure 2: Bead-based cfDNA extraction kits: qPCR and DNA concentration data showed that the Cell3 Xtract kit performed better than the Company M kit and on par with the Company O kit.

See our customer publications

ProductCatalog No.
Cell3 Xtract 16 SamplesPRE_EXT_C3X_16
Cell3 Xtract 48 samplesPRE_EXT_C3X_48

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