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Rapid and simple method for preparation of genomic DNA from easily obtainable clotted blood.
  1. N Kanai,
  2. T Fujii,
  3. K Saito,
  4. T Tokoyama
  1. Department of Pathology, Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan.


    A method was developed for the preparation of genomic DNA from clotted blood that is usually discarded after extraction, for other laboratory tests. The method, which involves proteinase K digestion, salt/chloroform extraction and 90% ethanol precipitation of DNA from clotted blood, is rapid, simple, and easy because it does not impose an extra burden on the patient.

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