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What are the differences between the DNA quantitation kits? Which should I choose?

AccuGreen™ kits are designed for use with the Qubit® fluorometer. All of the other kits are designed for use with 96-well fluorescence plate readers. Our quantitation kits vary in the concentration ranges of dsDNA that they are able to detect. Some of the kits also have different fluorescence excitation/emission. Visit the DNA Quantitation Kit Technology Page or consult the table below to make your selection.

All DNA & RNA Quantitation Kits

Kit DNA
or RNA
Detection range
(in assay)*
Dye Ex/Em (nm)Suggested instrumentFeatures
AccuGreen™
High Sensitivity DNA
DNA0.1-100 ng502/523Qubit® fluorometerCompare to the Qubit® dsDNA HS assay from Thermo Fisher
AccuGreen™ Broad Range DNADNA2-1000 ng500/530Qubit® fluorometerCompare to the Qubit® dsDNA BR assay from Thermo Fisher
Non-toxic & non-mutagentic DNA quantitation dye
AccuBlue® NextGen DNADNA1-3000 pg**468/507Fluorescence microplate readerMost sensitive assay available for quantitation of precious or dilute samples
Optimal for sensitive applications such as NGS or digital PCR
AccuClear® Ultra High Sensitivity DNADNA0.03-250 ng468/507Fluorescence microplate readerVersatile kit with high sensitivity and wide linear range
AccuBlue® High Sensitivity DNADNA0.2-100 ng485/530Fluorescence microplate readerNon-toxic & non-mutagentic DNA quantitation dye
AccuBlue® Broad Range DNADNA2-2000 ng350/460Fluorescence microplate readerBroad linear range with blue fluorescence
AccuBlue® Broad Range RNARNA5-1000 ng650/670Fluorescence microplate reader
or Qubit® fluorometer
The widest linear range of available RNA quantitation kits
Exceptional accuracy, sensitivity, and high RNA selectivity
* Standard assay volume is 200 uL
** AccuBlue® NextGen limit of detection is in the range of 1 pg to 5 pg depending on instrument sensitivity


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