The Siemens Tissue Preparation Solution now allows molecular pathology laboratories to integrate samples from both fresh frozen (FF) and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues into the same workflow, making it the only option available for fully automated, standardized isolation of nucleic acids.

FF tissues are most often used for patients entering surgery or research, while FFPE tissues are generally extracted from surgery or biopsy samples. Nucleic acids extracted from each can help identify infectious disease and be used in oncology testing. The two tissue types generally require separate workflows and toolkits, requiring laboratories to employ partially or completely manual workarounds.

The Siemens solution allows automated workflows to improve productivity and provide consistent testing results. For more information, visit Siemens.