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Table 4 Quantity and quality measurements of nucleic acids

From: Quantity and quality of nucleic acids extracted from archival formalin fixed paraffin embedded prostate biopsies

Archival biopsies RNA DNA
FFPE tissue input 10 μm 10 μm
Number of extractions 84 84
Yield (ng/μl)
 Minimum 1.6 0.6
 Maximum 30.9 12.5
 Median 9.2 3.3
 IQR 6.35 2.3
A260/A280
 Minimum 0.7 1.1
 Maximum 1.9 5.3
 Median 1.5 1.7
 IQR 0.2 0.4
RIN-value
 Minimum 1.0
 Maximum 4.1
 Median 2.5
 IQR 0.18  
CT -value RNA18S5
 Minimum 22.0 24.6
 Maximum 39.3 38.7
 Mean 28.8
 SD 3.1
 Median 29.2
 IQR 6.4
  1. Quantity and quality measurements of nucleic acids isolated from archival FFPE biopsy tissues from the prostate tumor. SD Standard Deviation, IQR Inter Quartile Range