The novel innuPREP Virus DNA/RNA Kit-IPC16 is an extraction kit for isolating viral DNA and RNA at the same time and from the same sample. Used in conjunction with the InnuPure® C16 touch, the kit is suitable for an exceptionally wide variety of starting materials. The kit contains carrier nucleic acids so that researchers can perform an internal extraction control to prevent false-negative findings (using innuDETECT Internal Control kits). The system automatically processes up to 16 samples in pre-filled Reagent Strips/Plates. In addition to internal lysis, the viral nucleic acids are bound to magnetic and/or paramagnetic particles, washed and then eluted. The sealed Reagent Plastic and the piercing feature of the InnuPure® C16 touch effectively prevent cross-contamination among samples. Manual prep steps are reduced as well, which minimizes contact between users and infectious materials.