LunaScript® RT SuperMix KitProduct information
LunaScript RT SuperMix Kit
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LunaScript RT SuperMix Kit
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The LunaScript RT SuperMix Kit is optimized for cDNA synthesis in a two-step RT-qPCR workflow.
Featured in the ARTIC SARS-CoV-2 sequencing workflow (1) and a component in the NEBNext® ARTIC SARS-CoV-2 kits.
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- Single-tube SuperMix contains random hexamer and oligo-dT primers, dNTPs, Murine RNase Inhibitor, and Luna® Reverse Transcriptase. Primer-free version (NEB #E3025) also available.
- Non-interfering, visible tracking dye helps to eliminate pipetting errors
- Combine with Luna qPCR master mixes for robust RT-qPCR results
- Less than 15 minute first-strand cDNA synthesis protocol
- All Luna products have undergone rigorous testing to optimize specificity, sensitivity, accuracy and reproducibility
- A comprehensive evaluation of commercially-available qPCR and RT-qPCR reagents demonstrates superior performance of Luna products
- Novel, thermostable Luna Reverse Transcriptase improves performance
- Consistent linearity, sensitivity, and capacity for reliable RNA quantification
1. Josh Quick 2020. nCoV-2019 sequencing protocol v3 (LoCost). protocols.io https://www.protocols.io/view/ncov-2019-sequencing-protocol-v3-locost-bh42j8ye
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LunaScript RT SuperMix is an optimized master mix containing all the necessary components for first strand cDNA synthesis in the context of a two-step RT-qPCR workflow. It features the thermostable Luna Reverse Transcriptase, which supports cDNA synthesis at elevated temperatures. Murine RNase Inhibitor is also included to protect template RNA from degradation. The LunaScript RT SuperMix contains random hexamer and poly-dT primers, allowing even coverage across the length of the RNA targets. In addition, the LunaScript RT SuperMix contains a blue dye, providing a visual indicator that can be followed throughout the two-step RT-qPCR process. The LunaScript RT SuperMix offers robust, linear, and sensitive detection using total RNA inputs as high as 1 µg and as low as single copies of RNA.
For RT-PCR, RNA-seq, and other applications, the LunaScript RT Master Mix Kit (Primer-free) (NEB #E3025) is an optimized master mix containing all the necessary components for first strand cDNA synthesis, except for primers. The mix is compatible with random primers, oligo dT primers, and gene-specific primers, enabling maximum cDNA synthesis flexibility. Learn more here.
The following reagents are supplied with this product:
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- This product is related to the following categories:
- Luna® qPCR & RT-qPCR Products
Properties & Usage
Protocols, Manuals & Usage
FAQs & Troubleshooting
- Can I use RNA samples purified from different storage conditions such as RNALater in my LunaScript® cDNA synthesis reactions?
- Can I add gene-specific primers in my LunaScript® cDNA synthesis reaction?
- Can I set up my cDNA synthesis reaction at room temperature when using the LunaScript® RT SuperMix?
- Can I use a shorter incubation time for my cDNA synthesis reaction when using the LunaScript® RT SuperMix?
- Can I use LunaScript® cDNA products directly in qPCR? How much can I use for detection in a qPCR reaction?
- How much RNA template should I use in my LunaScript® cDNA synthesis reactions?
- How should I store LunaScript® cDNA products?
- How should I choose between a one-step RT-qPCR or two-step RT-qPCR approach?
- Should I include a No-Reverse Transcriptase (RT) control reaction when setting up my cDNA synthesis reaction?
- What qPCR reagents do you recommend for detection of cDNA products?
- What temperature should I use for my LunaScript® cDNA synthesis reaction?
- Why do I have low cDNA yields?
- Will the blue dye in the LunaScript® RT SuperMix interfere with detection?
- How do I choose between the first strand cDNA synthesis kits from NEB?
- When using LunaScript cDNA products in downstream PCR (i.e., two-step RT-PCR), what volumes and PCR products can be used?
- Can I use LunaScript RT SuperMix in RNA-seq workflows?
- How do I choose between LunaScript® RT SuperMix Kit and ProtoScript first strand cDNA synthesis kits?
- Can I use a shorter incubation time for my cDNA synthesis reaction when using the LunaScript® RT Master Mix (Primer-free)? Does longer incubation increase the yield of cDNA?
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Quality, Safety & Legal
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LunaScript® RT SuperMix
No-RT Control Mix
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