OmniTaq LA is a DNA polymerase mixture containing OmniTaq, a triple mutant of Taq polymerase that makes the enzyme resistant to the inhibitory effects of blood, soil and more. It remains functional in up to 20-25% whole blood, especially in the presence of our enhancer products, or in some concentrations of crude soil extract or inhibitory food matrices where other commercial enzymes fail. OmniTaq is extremely sensitive and able to pick up trace amounts of DNA in the sample reaction. OmniTaq managed to successfully amplify a single-copy human gene target from 5 pg input DNA. Another special feature of OmniTaq is its fast running ability. A 600bp bacterial target was amplified with 5 seconds extension time and 35 cycles starting off with 1ng of DNA template. The Long-Accurate feature allows for amplification of longer products with higher fidelity and accuracy.  LA enzymes are not recommended for use with dUTP.  

We highly recommend pairing this product with one of our PCR Enhancer Cocktails.

Quantity prices are available as "buy 4, get 1 free"; that is, count on a 20% discount if you order more than 4.

Catalog Number
125 ul (500 X 25 ul rxns)
Inhibition Resistance
Clinical / Forensic Samples
⁠— Whole Blood
⁠— FTA Blood Spot
⁠— Plasma
⁠— Serum
⁠— Saliva /Swabs
More Forensic Samples
⁠— Soil / Humic Acid
⁠— Melanin
⁠— Tannins
⁠— Indigo Dyes