For purification of cell-free total RNA, including miRNA, from animal and human plasma and serum. Internal control available for normalization,Minimal elution volume,High-purity RNA suitable for all downstream applications,Easy, robust procedures,Automatable protocol. The miRNeasy Serum/Plasma Kit is designed for purification of cell-free total RNA — primarily miRNA and other small RNA — from small volumes of serum and plasma. RNA from serum and plasma typically consists of molecules <100 nucleotides. The miRNeasy Serum/Plasma Kit includes a miScript Primer Assay that detects the miRNeasy Serum/Plasma Spike-In Control, providing a convenient system for normalization. The miRNeasy Serum/Plasma Spike-In Control (ordered separately) is a C. elegans miR-39 miRNA mimic and is supplied lyophilized at 10 pmol per tube. Purification can be automated on the QIAcube.