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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Gene Expression Center

Invitrogen Qubit® Fluorometer

Qubit Fluorometer
 

The Qubit® 2.0 is a fluorometer capable of measuring low concentrations of several different kinds of analytes, including RNA, DNA and protein. Further information on the Qubit® 2.0 may be found at Invitrogen's website. Training is scheduled on a per user basis. The cost of the training is $95.00 an hour plus the cost of reagents. Training typically takes 30 minutes. After being trained to use the fluorometer, a user will have independent access to the instrument.  We use Google Calendar for instrument scheduling.  The reagent fee for instrument usage is $1.75 per sample. Two standards are run every time an assay is performed, and must be counted as samples for billing purposes.  In other words a minimum of three samples will be run, two standards and a user's sample. Trained users may use their own reagents and consumables, and will incur a $5.00 access charge when using the instrument. Data maybe saved to your flash drive*.

The GEC stocks both the dsDNA HS Assay, and the RNA Assay for use with the Qubit.

*Invitrogen tech support does report compatibility issues with some flash drives larger than 2 GB

All data and services provided by the University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center Gene Expression Center are intended for research purposes only. Services are not intended nor certified for diagnostic or clinical use.