One-step multiplex RT-qPCR is a technique used to rapidly quantify multiple targets directly from RNA in a single reaction. But proper optimization and validation is essential for its success. These five tips will have you designing primers and probes, selecting reporters, and validating and optimizing your experiments like a pro.
RT-qPCR is a well-established method for the detection, quantification, and typing of different microbial agents. However, when dealing with the challenges of pathogen detection, not all RT-qPCR reagents are created equal. See how we used a novel one-step multiplex RT-qPCR supermix to demonstrate sensitive codetection of viral RNA and DNA targets in a multiplex setting.
Using RT-qPCR for RNA, though critical in several industries, is often met with challenges. Many current options don’t allow for multiplexing or high-throughput operation. Bio-Rad’s new Reliance One-Step Multiplex Supermix was designed to grant researchers the expanded, efficient capabilities they need in RT-qPCR. This article presents some of the performance data from the new supermix and describes how exceptional it is at multiplex detection.