CometAssay® Kit (2 x 20 well slides)


CometAssay® HT Kit includes two specially treated CometSlides™ (20 Well) and sufficient reagents (Lysis Solution, LMAgarose, and 200 mM EDTA pH 8) for 40 test samples.

Available Size(s): 40 Samples Catalog Number: 4252-040-K Category:



  • Specially treated slides to promote agarose adherence
  • Ready to use low melt agarose (LMAgarose) in convenient size
  • Lysis Solution suitable for either alkaline or neutral comet assay
  • Optimized electrophoresis conditions


  • Applicable for the analysis of either single- or double-strand DNA breaks
  • Study cellular responses to DNA damage
  • Screen for inhibitors of DNA repair
  • Test chemicals for toxicity
  • Screen for environmental mutagens



Material Safety Data Sheet(s)

msds_4250-050-02 LMAgarose

msds_4250-050-04 200mM EDTA

msds_4250-010-01 Lysis Solution

4252-040-01 Safety Data Sheets are not provided for “articles” defined as a manufactured item other than a fluid or particle.

Catalog # 4252-040-K includes :
Catalog Number Description Qty
4250-010-01 CometAssay® Lysis Solution 1
4250-050-02 CometAssay® LMAgarose 1
4250-050-04 200 mM EDTA, pH 10 1
4252-040-01 CometSlides™  (20 Well, 2 Slides) 1


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Special AT-rich Sequence-binding Protein 1 (SATB1) Functions as an Accessory Factor in Base Excision Repair

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A nuclease that mediates cell death induced by DNA damage and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1
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Long noncoding RNA POU6F2-AS2 is associated with oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma
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Lurbinectedin Specifically Triggers the Degradation of Phosphorylated RNA Polymerase II and the Formation of DNA Breaks in Cancer Cells
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Two familial ALS proteins function in prevention/repair of transcription-associated DNA damage
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“Distribution, quantification and toxicity of cinnamaldehyde in
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