NanoDrop Nucleic Acid Quantitation

General Information

RNA, DNA, and protein samples can be measured with high accuracy and reproducibility using just 1ul of sample. The NanoDrop® ND-1000 is a full spectrum (220-750 nm) spectrophotometer that uses a patented sample retention technology that holds the sample in place between the two measurement pedestals by surface tension creating a controlled light path gap. NanoDrop® ND-1000 Applications:

  • Nucleic acid concentration and purity (up to 3700 ng/ul for dsDNA)
  • Fluorescent dye analysis of labeled microarray samples
  • Purified protein analysis (up to 100 mg/ml)
  • Protein analysis including standard curves:
  1. Bradford Assay
  2. BCA Assay
  3. Lowry Assay
  • Cell density measurements

Measurement Concentration Range:

Lower Limit: 2 ng/ul
Upper Limit: 3700 ng/ul (dsDNA), 3000 ng/ul (RNA), 2400 ng/ul (ssDNA)



Service Internal Pricing External Pricing Industry Pricing
DNA or RNA 1-10 samples $7.00 $14.00 $21.00
DNA or RNA 11-20 samples $10.00 $20.00 $30.00


Online Submission Instructions

NanoDrop Submission Instructions

  1. Please submit 3ul of each sample in properly labeled tubes or plates.  Please do not use flat-bottom plates.
  2. Samples will be processed within 48hrs and results e-mailed.
  3. Pricing is $3.00 for 1-10 samples; $5.00 for 11-20 samples.
  4. Place samples in the freezer located in BRC room 1106 or mail to:

Shipping Address:
Laboratory for Molecular Biology and Cytometry Research
975 NE 10th Street, BRC1106
Oklahoma City, OK 73104


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