Tech Note

Choosing between total RNA-Seq and mRNA Seq



RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) is a powerful and comprehensive method for analyzing the cellular transcriptome, enabling qualitative and quantitative examination of multiple types of RNA. The applications for this technique are wide-ranging, from basic cellular research to analysis of clinical samples.

There is an important choice to be made when performing RNA-Seq - whether total RNA or mRNA sequencing should be used.

Download this technical note to discover:

  • The differences between total RNA and mRNA sequencing
  • How to enrich your sample for either technique
  • Factors to consider when choosing the most suitable method