The Scientist Logo_white

How Do Storage Conditions Alter Single Cell Gene Expression Data Quality?

Scientists profiled whole blood samples to find the ideal storage environment for downstream single cell analyses.

10x Logo NEW 2021



By analyzing single cells in whole blood samples, researchers have discovered disease biomarkers, identified new drug targets, and monitored therapeutic responses. Scientists running long-term clinical research studies often store their samples with refrigeration or cryopreservation—conditions that could influence downstream single cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) data.

Download this white paper from 10x Genomics to learn how storage conditions affect single cell gene expression data quality results from whole blood samples.

  • The appropriate storage and shipping temperature for whole blood
  • How long whole blood can be stored prior to isolation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)
  • The effect of cryopreservation on PBMC gene expression