The ABI 3130 Genetic Analyzer and RT-PCR Instrument comprises of a 4 capillary 3130 Genetic Analyzer which is a fluorescence-based capillary electrophoresis system. It provides industry with leading performance plus sophisticated automation capabilities to increase lab productivity. It functions on a continuous 24 hour basis with fully automated polymer delivery, sample injection, separation, detection and data analysis. Long term reliability and low term maintenance makes the 3130 an ideal platform of choice for high usage and multiple-user environments. The system can easily be upgraded to a 16 capillary system.