For long-term storage: The eluted DNA can be stored at -20°C in the freezer. If a customer can access a freezer at -80°C, the colder temperature would provide greater security against DNA degradation. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles: Frequent temperature fluctuations can cause DNA degradation, so avoiding multiple freeze-thaw cycles is essential.
For short-term storage (<24 hours) The eluted DNA can be stored in the fridge.
Storage Best Practices
- Ensure the eluted DNA is protected when storing or transporting.
- If storing eluted DNA in a E-Series 96 Deep Well Plate, we recommend using a Microplate Film to cover the plate and protect the eluted DNA samples during storage.
- If using the qKit purify standard kit, we recommend storing the eluted DNA in the LuminUltra-provided 1.5mL Elution Tubes.
- Aliquot the eluted DNA into smaller portions before freezing if you anticipate using only a portion of the sample at a time.
- Avoid more than three freeze-thaw cycles.
- Properly label the tubes with the necessary information for easy identification.
- Store DNA samples in dark containers or wrap them in aluminum foil to protect them from light.