A CE version of RNA Complete BCT is now available

RNA Complete BCT®

RNA Complete BCT is a blood collection tube that maintains the draw time concentration of cell-free RNA and extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes, for up to 7 days at room temperature.

RNA Complete BCT is a direct draw blood collection tube that stabilizes draw-time cell-free RNA and exosome counts for up to 7 days when stored at room temperature. It contains a preservative agent that limits the degradation of white and red blood cells, maximizing plasma yield and maintaining sample integrity during storage, shipping and handling of blood samples. The cell-free RNA and extracellular vesicles (EVs) isolated from stored plasma are suitable for many downstream applications including qualitative and quantitative real-time PCR, Droplet Digital PCR, next-generation sequencing and Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis…

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RNA Complete BCT blood collection tube for cell-free RNA and extracellular vesicles

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures in the U.S.
A CE version of these tubes is also available. RNA Complete BCT CE is for Export Only. Not for sale in the U.S.
RNA Complete BCT should only be used for research or the development of new assays.

Cold chain free – Transport samples at room temperature


  • Stabilizes cell-free RNA concentrations in samples for up to 7 days of room temperature storage
  • Compatible with commercially available total plasma nucleic acid isolation kits and standard low input RNA sequencing library prep kits
  • Isolated cell-free fRNA is suitable for downstream applications, including ddPCR and next-generation sequencing
  • Isolated extracellular vesicles are suitable for Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis or indirect analysis of EV-associated cargo


  • Limits the degradation of white and red blood cells, providing sample integrity during storage, shipping, and handling of blood samples
  • Room temperature storage reduces costs and complications associated with cold chain shipping
  • Eliminates the need for immediate plasma preparation
  • Reduces hemolysis and increases plasma yield after storage compared to alternative blood collection tubes

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While stabilization tubes allow for long-term room temperature storage, it can be difficult to know which is the right one for your needs. How do you know when you’ve found “the one?”

DescriptionCatalog Number
6-tube pack (10.0 mL) – 16mm x 100mm, RUO230460
100-tube box (10.0 mL) – 16mm x 100mm, RUO230461
1000-tube case (10.0 mL) – 16mm x 100mm, RUO230462
6-tube pack (10.0 mL) – 16mm x 100mm, CE230579
100-tube box (10.0 mL) – 16mm x 100mm, CE230580
1000-tube case (10.0 mL) – 16mm x 100mm, CE230581

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