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TAQuest™ FAST qPCR Master Mix with Helixyte™ Green *High ROX*

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H-phraseH303, H313, H333
Hazard symbolXN
Intended useResearch Use Only (RUO)
R-phraseR20, R21, R22
StorageFreeze (< -15 °C); Minimize light exposure


TAQuest™ FAST qPCR Master Mix with Helixyte™ Green is a ready-to-use 2X solution optimized for qPCR and 2-step RT-qPCR. The master mix delivers results within 50 minutes for 40 cycles of PCR in a 20 uL reaction volume. The mix includes an optimized buffer containing dNTPs and our proprietary TAQuest™ FAST Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase enzyme, an enzyme designed to allow instant hot start which minimizes non-specific product formation thus allowing room temperature reaction setup. Only template and target primers are required to run the desired PCR reactions. TAQuest™ FAST qPCR Master Mix with Helixyte™ Green ensures PCR specificity and sensitivity with all sample types such as genomic, plasmid, viral and cDNA templates. The Helixyte Green intercalating dye allows rapid DNA detection and analysis without using sequence-specific probes. This master mix contains a high amount of ROX reference dye.



Instrument specification(s)SYBR Green filter

Example protocol


The following protocol can be used as a guideline.
Note     Thaw the TAQuest™ FAST qPCR Master Mix with Helixyte™ Green *High ROX* at room temperature. Vortex qPCR Master Mix thoroughly before use.
  1. Prepare one of the following reaction mixes as indicated in Table 1.
  2. Carefully mix the reagents with a gentle vortex followed by a brief centrifuge.
  3. Set up the plate in the qPCR instrument and run as indicated in Table 2. 
Table 1.Reagents composition per well for each reaction
ComponentsVolume (25 µL/reaction)Volume (50 µL/reaction)Final Conc.
TAQuest™ FAST qPCR Master Mix with Helixyte™ Green *High ROX*12.5 µL25 µL1X
Upstream primer, 10 µM0.25-2.5 µL0.5-5.0 µL0.1-1.0 µM
Downstream primer, 10 µM0.25-2.5 µL0.5-5.0 µL0.1-1.0 µM
DNA template1-5 µL1-5 µLOptimized conc.
Nuclease-Free Water to25 µL50     µL 
Table 2.Thermal cycling parameters
Parameter Polymerase Activation PCR (30-40 cycles)
  Hold Denature Anneal/Extend
Temperature 95 °C 95 °C 60 °C
Time (m:ss) 0:10 0:20 0:30


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