The product previously known as the TruSeq Stranded mRNA Library Prep Kit (Cat. No. RS-122-2101, RS-122-2102, and RS-122-2103) is now called TruSeq Stranded mRNA. The product configuration has changed. In the new configuration, the library preparation and index adapters can be purchased separately. The list of components available for individual purchase can be found in the “Select Product(s)” section.

TruSeq Stranded mRNA

Prepare sequencing libraries from mRNA to get a clear view of the coding transcriptome with strand-specific information. Read More...
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Library Prep

TruSeq Stranded mRNA Library Prep (48 Samples)



TruSeq Stranded mRNA Library Prep (96 Samples)



Index Adapters

TruSeq RNA Single Indexes Set A (12 Indexes, 48 Samples)



TruSeq RNA Single Indexes Set B (12 Indexes, 48 Samples)



TruSeq RNA CD Index Plate (96 Indexes, 96 Samples)



IDT for Illumina – TruSeq RNA UD Indexes (24 Indexes, 96 Samples)



IDT for Illumina – TruSeq RNA UD Indexes (96 Indexes, 96 Samples)



Product Highlights

TruSeq Stranded mRNA offers a streamlined, cost-efficient, and scalable solution for coding transcriptome analysis. It is compatible with a wide range of samples.

Strand Orientation Detection

Get precise measurement of mRNA strand orientation for detection of antisense transcription, enhanced transcript annotation, and increased alignment efficiency. High coverage uniformity enhances the discovery of features such as alternative transcripts, gene fusions, and allele-specific expression.


Stranded information identifies from which of the 2 DNA strands a given RNA transcript was derived. This information provides increased confidence in transcript annotation, particularly for nonhuman samples. Identifying strand origin increases the percentage of reads that align, reducing sequencing costs per sample.


The workflow enables robust interrogation of both standard and low-quality samples, and workflows compatible with a wide range of study designs.

Find an up-to-date list of high-throughput automation vendors with robotic systems compatible with this workflow


Method-Specific Workflow Example


Customer Stories

Unraveling Disease Mechanisms With The NextSeq 500 System

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are studying mtDNA, piRNA, and TCR repertoire diversity to unlock the secrets of cancer, infertility, and autoimmune disease.

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BRC-Seq Customers Benefit from Streamlined BaseSpace Integrated Workflow

BaseSpace Sequence Hub SRA Submission App enables tracking of samples, from library prep to data analysis, helping BRC-Seq deliver high-quality sequencing data and additional value to its customers.

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Supporting Data and Figures

Technical Replicates
Supporting Data and Figures

Figure 2 from TruSeq Stranded mRNA and Total RNA Library Prep Kits Data Sheet, December 2015

Technical replicates of FFPE tissue show high concordance, indicating robust library prep performance. Axes are log2(FPKM). R2 value is shown.


Product Literature

Manuals and Support Information

TruSeq Stranded mRNA Support - Documentation & Literature

Custom Protocol Selector
The Custom Protocol Selector enables you to generate your own customized documentation, specifically tailored to your experiment.

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