PowerSoil DNA Kit expiration?
Just a quick question/concern. A few months ago, I started at a new research lab and some of the equipment was already there. Now, to my surprise, the PowerSoil kit that I was set to use was left past its expiration date (8/2017).
My Prof said it'd be fine to use and that's usually an advised indicator of possible contamination.
Thing is, it's been on the shelf for that long and I personally never used it. No way for me to tell if it's still in decent state.
I'll just test it out for now on some test samples but I'm worried that I might not know until I get to the sequencing or qPCR whether the kit has long lost its use.
Any tips? Or should I just order a new one?