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Indicating FTA Cards

For collection, stabilization, processing, transport, and archiving of buccal DNA samples

Indicating FTA Classic Cards (four sample areas per card)

Collect, stabilize, process, transport and archive buccal DNA samples, four samples per card.

 

Indicating FTA Mini Cards (two sample areas per card)

Collect, stabilize, process, transport and archive buccal DNA samples with Whatman Indicating FTA Micro Cards.

 

Indicating FTA Micro Cards (one sample area per card)

Collect, stabilize, process, transport and archive buccal DNA samples, Whatman Indicating FTA Micro Cards; with FTA, DNA stays in the matrix.

 

Whatman Indicating FTA Elute Micro Cards (one sample area per card)

Collect, process, transport and store colorless biological samples, such as buccal or saliva samples. With FTA Elute, proteins remain tightly bound while DNA is eluted from the matrix.

 

FTA PlantSaver Cards

4 sample areas per card

 

FTA Gene Cards

3 sample areas per card, 75 µl maximum volume/sample area, 225 µl maximum total volume/card

 

Cutting Mat

The cutting mat ensures clean sample cuts from FTA/FTA Elute Cards and extends the life of the cutting tip of punch.

 

FTA Purification Reagent

Our Whatman FTA Purification Reagent is used for purifying nucleic acids stored on FTA cards.

Cat No./ID: WB100020
Harris Micro Punch Replacement Cutting Mat, 6.0 x 8.0 inches
6.0 x 8.0 in
Cat No./ID: WB100088
Harris Micro Punch Replacement Cutting Mat, 2.5 x 3.0 inches
2.5 x 3.0 in
Cat No./ID: WB120056
Indicating FTA Mini Card, 2 sample areas per card
100 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120065
FTA PlantSaver Card, 4 sample areas per card
100 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120112
FTA Purification Reagent (25 ml)
25 ml bottle
Cat No./ID: WB120204
FTA Purification Reagent (500 ml)
500 ml bottle
Cat No./ID: WB120206
Indicating FTA Classic Card, 4 sample areas per card
100 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120208
FTA Gene Card
100 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120211
Indicating FTA Micro Card, 1 sample area per card
100 pieces
100 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120306
Indicating FTA Classic Card, 4 sample areas per card
25 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120311
Indicating FTA Micro Card, 1 sample area per card
25 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120356
Indicating FTA Mini Card, 2 sample areas per card
25 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120411
Indicating FTA Elute Micro Card, 1 sample area per card
100 pieces
Cat No./ID: WB120412
Indicating FTA Elute Micro Card, 1 sample area per card
25 pieces
Indicating FTA Cards are intended for molecular biology applications in forensic, human identity, biosecurity and paternity testing. These products are not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of a disease.
Principle

Indicating FTA Classic Cards (four sample areas per card)

Collect, stabilize, process, transport, and archive buccal DNA samples, four samples per card

  • Four sample areas per card; each can be processed separately
  • Improves process efficiency by enabling direct amplification for STR analysis due to immediate DNA capture on the FTA card
  • Includes an inert dye, which turns to white when a buccal sample or saliva is added for easy confirmation of sample addition
  • Immediate stabilization and protection of nucleic acids for long-term archiving of samples at room temperature
  • Different card options to support manual or automated processing for versatility and incorporation into current workflows

For buccal DNA samples

Whatman Indicating FTA Classic cards collect, stabilize, process, transport, and archive buccal DNA samples.

Whatman FTA cards

Whatman FTA technology consists of two distinct chemistries, both of which have the ability to lyse cells on contact, denature proteins, and protect DNA from degradation. FTA chemistry contains chemical denaturants and a free radical scavenger. With FTA, the DNA remains tightly bound while proteins and inhibitors are washed from the matrix.

Three options for DNA analysis

There are three options for DNA analysis with FTA cards: direct amplification, standard amplification with rinsing ("punch-in" method) and extraction of DNA from the card.

Available for use with clear samples

FTA cards are available as indicating cards for use with clear samples, such as buccal cells or saliva. The cards include a pink indicating dye that turns to white when a clear sample is applied.

Indicating FTA Mini Cards (two sample areas per card)

Collect, stabilize, process, transport, and archive buccal DNA samples with Whatman Indicating FTA Micro Cards.

  • Improves process efficiency by enabling direct amplification for STR analysis due to immediate DNA capture on the FTA card
  • Includes an inert dye, which turns to white when a buccal sample or saliva is added for easy confirmation of sample addition
  • Immediate stabilization and protection of nucleic acids for long-term archiving of samples at room temperature
  • Different card options to support manual or automated processing for versatility and incorporation into current workflows

For buccal DNA samples

Whatman Indicating FTA Mini Cards collect, stabilize, process, transport, and archive buccal DNA samples.

Whatman FTA cards

Whatman FTA technology consists of two distinct chemistries, both of which have the ability to lyse cells on contact, denature proteins, and protect DNA from degradation. FTA chemistry contains chemical denaturants and a free radical scavenger. With FTA, the DNA remains tightly bound while proteins and inhibitors are washed from the matrix.

Three options for DNA analysis

There are three options for DNA analysis with FTA cards: direct amplification, standard amplification with rinsing (“punch-in” method), and extraction of DNA from the card.

Available for use with clear samples

FTA cards are available as indicating cards for use with clear samples, such as buccal cells or saliva. The cards include a pink indicating dye that turns to white when a clear sample is applied.

 

Indicating FTA Micro Cards (one sample area per card)

Collect, stabilize, process, transport, and archive buccal DNA samples with Whatman Indicating FTA Micro Cards. With FTA, DNA stays in the matrix.

  • Improves process efficiency by enabling direct amplification for STR analysis due to immediate DNA capture on the FTA card
  • Includes an inert dye, which turns to white when a buccal sample or saliva is added for easy confirmation of sample addition
  • Immediate stabilization and protection of nucleic acids for long-term archiving of samples at room temperature
  • Different card options to support manual or automated processing for versatility and incorporation into current workflows

For buccal DNA samples

Whatman Indicating FTA Micro cards collect, stabilize, process, transport, and archive buccal DNA samples.

Whatman FTA cards

Whatman FTA technology consists of two distinct chemistries, both of which have the ability to lyse cells on contact, denature proteins and protect DNA from degradation. FTA chemistry contains chemical denaturants and a free radical scavenger. With FTA, the DNA remains tightly bound while proteins and inhibitors are washed from the matrix.

Three options for DNA analysis

There are three options for DNA analysis with FTA cards: direct amplification, standard amplification with rinsing ("punch-in" method) and extraction of DNA from the card.

Available for use with clear samples

FTA cards are available as indicating cards for use with clear samples, such as buccal cells or saliva. The cards include a pink indicating dye that turns to white when a clear sample is applied.

 

Whatman Indicating FTA Elute Micro Cards (one sample area per card)

Collect, process, transport, and store colorless biological samples, such as buccal or saliva samples. With FTA Elute, proteins remain tightly bound while DNA is eluted from the matrix.

  • Recommended when only one sample is needed
  • Improves process efficiency by enabling direct amplification for STR analysis due to immediate DNA capture on the FTA card
  • Includes an inert dye, which turns to white when a buccal sample or saliva is added for easy confirmation of sample addition
  • Immediate stabilization and protection of nucleic acids for long term archiving of samples at room temperature
  • Different card options to support manual or automated processing for versatility and incorporation into current workflows

Whatman FTA Elute cards

Whatman FTA technology consists of two distinct chemistries, both of which have the ability to lyse cells on contact, denature proteins, and protect DNA from degradation. FTA Elute contains a chaotropic salt. The cards include a purple indicating dye that turns to white when a clear sample is applied, verifying the location of the sample.

Uses for eluted DNA

With FTA Elute, eluted DNA can be used for STR analysis (standard amplification), sequencing and real-time PCR applications.

FTA PlantSaver Cards

4 sample areas per card.

  • Capture nucleic acid in one easy step
  • Captured nucleic acid is ready for downstream applications in less than 30 min
  • DNA collected on FTA Cards is stable for years at room temperature
  • FTA Cards are stored at room temperature before and after sample application, reducing the need for laboratory freezers
  • Suitable for virtually any cell type
  • Indicating FTA Cards change color upon sample application to facilitate handling of colorless samples
  • FTA Cards are available in a variety of configurations to meet application requirements
  • Custom configurations are available on request

FTA Cards contain chemicals that lyse cells, denature proteins and protect nucleic acids from nucleases, oxidative and UV damage. US Patent Nos. 5496562, 5756126, 5807527, 5972386, 5985327 and other patents pending.

These plant-friendly FTA Cards are in a Classic Card format and feature a laminated flap that allows you to vigorously crush the plant sample into the FTA matrix without damaging the FTA Card.

FTA Gene Cards

3 sample areas per card, 75 µl maximum volume/sample area, 225 µl maximum total volume/card.

  • Capture nucleic acid in one easy step
  • Captured nucleic acid is ready for downstream applications in less than 30 min
  • DNA collected on FTA Cards is stable for years at room temperature
  • FTA Cards are stored at room temperature before and after sample application, reducing the need for laboratory freezers
  • Suitable for virtually any cell type
  • Indicating FTA Cards change color upon sample application to facilitate handling of colorless samples
  • FTA Cards are available in a variety of configurations to meet application requirements
  • Custom configurations are available on request

FTA Cards contain chemicals that lyse cells, denature proteins and protect nucleic acids from nucleases, oxidative and UV damage. US Patent Nos. 5496562, 5756126, 5807527, 5972386, 5985327 and other patents pending.

These cards are enclosed in a rigid card frame. There are 3 sample areas for application of up to 225 µl whole blood or 30 µl plant homogenate per card, and they can be utilized in many automatic dispensing/pipetting systems when used with the FTA Gene Card Tray (catalog number WB100030).

Cutting Mat

The Cutting Mat ensures clean sample cuts from FTA/FTA Elute Cards and extends the life of the cutting tip of punch.

 

FTA Purification Reagent

Our Whatman FTA Purification Reagent is used for purifying nucleic acids stored on FTA cards.

For use with Whatman FTA Cards, Indicating FTA Cards, and EasiCollect Device for the purification of nucleic acids.

Proprietary chemistry ensures high-quality DNA for STR analysis.

500 ml bottle for an increased number of reactions.

FTA Purification Reagent is used to purify DNA captured and stored on FTA cards. This reagent can be used to wash punches in the "punch-in" procedure for standard STR amplification.

FTA Purification Reagent allows for excellent results by removing PCR inhibitors and contaminations, which can lower PCR yields. High-quality DNA can be achieved from samples washed with the FTA Purification Reagent due to the propriety chemistry that facilitates DNA release from the FTA matrix. The versatility of the FTA Purification Reagent allows the user to purify DNA captured on FTA cards, Indicating FTA Cards, and EasiCollect Devices.