Qubit Fluorometer

The Qubit fluorometer uses fluorescent dyes that emit signals only when bound to the specific target molecules (DNA or RNA) even in the presence of free nucleotides, degraded nucleic acids, or protein contaminants. The sample of interest is mixed with the Qubit working solution, incubated at room temperature for 2 min, and the fluorescence read.

  • High accuracy (better accuracy than the Nanodrop)
  • Highly sensitive as a sample containing as low as 10 pg/μl of DNA or 250 pg/μl of RNA can be detected
  • Sample preparation takes about 5 min
  • Minimal sample consumption of 1 to 20 μl
  • For quantifying sequencing samples, genomic DNA samples, and clones choose the Qubit dsDNA assay
  • For quantitating single-stranded DNA or oligonucleotides choose the Qubit ssDNA assay

Prices and Quotes

Contact for Financial Inquiries and Quote Requests

Please email Kim and Elizabeth at ggbc@uga.edu, for financial inquiries or to request a quote. Be as specific as possible, so that they can more quickly assist you.

Qubit assays offered at GGBC and Pricing Information

Assay to requestAssay rangeSample starting concentrationUGA fee
(per sample)
Non-UGA fee
(per sample)
Commercial fee
(per sample)
Qubit ds DNA high sensitivity (HS) assay0.2–100 ng10 pg/μl-100 ng/μl$5.00$5.90$6.25
Qubit ds DNA broad range (BR) assay2-1000 ng100 pg/μl-1 µg/μl$5.00$5.90$6.25
Qubit RNA high sensitivity (HS) assay5-100 ng250 pg/μl-100 ng/μl$5.00$5.90$6.25
Qubit RNA broad range (BR) assay20-1000 ng1 ng/μl-1 µg/μl

Please note that the assay measures the total amount of DNA or RNA present in the submitted sample. For example, if you submit 1μl (10 ng) of dsDNA sample at a concentration of 10 ng/μl, choose either the dsDNA BR assay or the dsHS assay. However, use the dsDNA BR assay if you submit 20 μl of sample as it will contain 200 ng of DNA.

DNA and RNA sample preparation, submission process and reporting

  • Submit 3-20 μl of each sample to be tested in 0.5 ml tubes, in strips of PCR tubes or in a 96-well plate sealed with an adhesive tape.
  • As the assay measures the total amount of DNA or RNA present in the sample, it is important for the customer to write on the submission form the exact amount of each sample submitted.
  • Please go to the FBS Portal page to submit your order and bring your sample(s) to GGBC. A technician will run your samples and contact you when they are done.
  • The Qubit output DNA or RNA data will be provided to the investigator in an Excel spreadsheet.
  • For more information, please see the CO16190-Qubit-Brochure.
  • GGBC will process a maximum of 24 samples for the Qubit assay, which reads only one sample at a time. If you have more than 24 samples, submit a request for SYBR Green Fluorometry using the Bio-Tek Synergy LX plate reader.