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Does IDT synthesize qPCR probes with locked nucleic acids?

Yes, IDT offers locked nucleic acid probes as Affinity Plus qPCR Probes and PrimeTime LNA® qPCR Probes*. Read the Locked nucleic acid technology page to find out how including these modified bases can increase probe Tm, allow use of shorter probes, and facilitate probe hybridization with challenging targets and samples (e.g., AT-rich regions, FFPE and biofluid samples).

Learn more about Affinity Plus qPCR Probes.

Learn more about PrimeTime LNA® qPCR Probes.

*LNA is a registered trademark of Qiagen.




*RUO—For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, IDT does not intend for these products to be used in clinical applications and does not warrant their fitness or suitability for any clinical diagnostic use. Purchaser is solely responsible for all decisions regarding the use of these products and any associated regulatory or legal obligations.