TrueQuant SmallRNA Seq Kit for Ultra Low Input, GEL FREE, Single Tube Protocol, UMIs & UDIs

The GenXPro small RNA sequencing kit (v1.0) can be used to prepare small RNA libraries to be sequenced on Illumina® NGS instruments starting with 0.01 to 500 ng of total RNA.

The library preparation methodology used in this kit allows an accurate identification and quantification of microRNAs, piRNAs and other small RNAs.

Fast & simple single Tube Protocol, Gel free

The entire workflow takes place in a single tube. This minimizes losses and increases the efficiency tremendously.  Even 0.01 ng of total RNA can be sufficient input material for library preparation.

Less PCR cycles, less duplicates – more output

Thanks to the highly efficient method to generate a sequencable library from small RNA, usually between 5 and 14 PCR cycles less are needed to obtain the minimum amount needed to load a sequencing lane compared to other standard methods. Our kit therefore often allows to drastically reduce the sequencing costs of smallRNA between 50% and 80% compared to most other methods.


The single tube protocol strongly facilitates highly paralleled analyses of many samples on liquid handling systems.

TrueQuant Technology

GenXPro small RNA sequencing kit applies the proprietary TrueQuant Technology that eliminates PCR-derived copies from the generated gene expression data by th use of uniqe molecular identifiers (UMI)*. Following sequencing of the adaptor-ligated and PCR-amplified libraries, only the sequence with highest quality of each TrueQuant adapter plus template-sequence combination are maintained.

*for licensing information for the use UMIs in Germany, please find more information here.

Liquid Biopsies from only 200 µl of Plasma

Our protocol allows to generate smallRNA-Seq profiles from down to 200 µl of plasma.

High Technical Reliability and Sensitivity

Scatterplots and pearson correlations (R) of comparisons between different amounts of totalRNA from the same sample.

Protocol for low input amounts, even from strongly degraded total RNA

Because of the single tube protocol that avoids gel purification steps,  combined with the TrueQuant method (Unique Molecular Identifiers, UMI, patented), very low amounts of input material (0.01 ng) even from strongly degraded total RNA is suitable for processing.

Principle and Procedure

Starting with DNase-treated and quality-controlled total RNA, adapters containing TrueQuant barcodes are ligated to both ends of the smallRNA, reverse transcribed and the final libraries are ready for sequencing on any of the Illumina MiniSeq, MiSeq, HiSeq, and NextSeq platforms. The present kit allows for multiplexing of up to 96 samples.

Trial possible

Please send us an e-mail (  if you are interested in testing our smallRNA-kit.


We also offer regular and ultra-low input smallRNA seq service.

Catalog numbers

Kit for MiSeq,  HiSeq or NextSeq (Illumina), Single End Sequencing

Name Cat. Nr.
TQ-SmallRNA-Seq-6x 16047.8
TQ-SmallRNA-Seq-24x 16047.24
TQ-SmallRNA-Seq-48x 16047.48
TQ-SmallRNA-Seq-96x 16047.96


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Further References (link to Pubmed)

From tissue to results- full service or kits for all your samples

From tissue to results- full service or kits for all your samples