RNA Control Expansion

RNA Control Sample to support control runs for cDNA kits.

This is an Early Access product

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The RNA Control Expansion contains RNA Control Sample to run control runs to support the cDNA sequencing kits.

This is an Early Access product
For more information about our Early Access programmes, please see this article on product release phases.

The RNA Control Expansion features:

Associated kits• Direct RNA Sequencing Kit (SQK-RNA004)
• cDNA-PCR Sequencing Kit V14 (SQK-PCS114)
• cDNA-PCR Barcoding Kit V14 (SQK-PCB114.24)
• cDNA-PCR Sequencing (SQK-PCS111)
• PCR-cDNA Barcoding Kit (SQK-PCB111.24)
Pack size6 reactions
StabilityShipped at 2–8°C

Long-term storage -20°C

The warranty for this Early Access product is 3 months from receipt by the customer

Shipping and logistics:

Flow cells and kits are shipped together in an environmentally friendly temperature-controlled shipping box.

Products are shipped to customers within the USA and EU Monday to Thursday. Shipments to Canada, Norway, Korea and Japan are expedited Monday to Wednesday; with Australia and New Zealand leaving our warehouses on a Friday. Shipments to the rest of the world are made on Mondays to allow the full working week for packages to arrive.

The delivery charges are calculated when a quote is raised or during checkout. Once an order is made, the delivery ID and delivery information can be tracked in the Store.

What's in the box

The RNA Control Expansion (EXP-RCS001) contains enough reagents for 6 control reactions.


NameAcronymNumber of vialsCap colourFill volume per vial (µl)
RNA Control SampleRCS3Yellow25

Note: The RNA CS (RCS) is the calibration strand and contains the Enolase II from YHR174W, extracted from the yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae. The reference FASTA files for the yeast is available here.


The RNA Control Expansion (EXP-RCS001) can be used together with:


  • Direct RNA Sequencing Kit (SQK-RNA004)
  • cDNA-PCR Sequencing Kit V14 (SQK-PCS114)
  • cDNA-PCR Barcoding Kit V14 (SQK-PCB114.24)
  • cDNA-PCR Sequencing Kit (SQK-PCS111)
  • PCR-cDNA Barcoding Kit (SQK-PCB111.24)

Flow cells:


  • FLO-MIN106
  • FLO-PRO002


  • FLO-MIN114
  • FLO-PRO114M


  • MinION Mk1B
  • MinION Mk1C
  • GridION
  • PromethION