Invitrogen Qubit® Fluorometer

Please note: We require users to sign up for the Qubit by the end of the business day prior to their intended use. This instrument is available Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.

UWBC Room 2302 Usage Guidelines

Please e-mail gecinfo@biotech.wisc.edu to request access to the Google calendar for scheduling your usage.

The Qubit® 3.0 is a fluorometer capable of measuring low concentrations of several different kinds of analytes, including RNA, DNA and protein. Further information on the Qubit® 3.0 may be found at the supplier’s website.

Training is scheduled upon request. The cost of the training is $115/hour plus the cost of reagents. Training typically takes 30 minutes. After being trained to use the fluorometer, a user will have independent access to the instrument.  We use Google Calendar for instrument scheduling.

Cost $1.75 per sample. Two standards are run every time an assay is performed, and must be counted as samples for billing purposes.  In other words a minimum of three samples will be run, two standards and a user’s sample.

Trained users may use their own reagents and consumables.  A $5 access fee will charged for per use.   Data may be saved to your flash drive*.

The GEC stocks both the dsDNA HS Assay, and the RNA Assay for use with the Qubit.

*Invitrogen tech support does report compatibility issues with some flash drives larger than 2 GB

Effective 4/1/2020

All data and services provided by the University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center Gene Expression Center are intended for research purposes only. Services are not intended nor certified for diagnostic or clinical use.