A method for isolating RNA, DNA or proteins from an animal tissue sample that is amenable to high throughput adaptation is disclosed. The method involves beadmilling the sample to disrupt the cells contained therein and extracting RNA, DNA or proteins from the disrupted sample by solid phase extraction.
 This invention was made with United States government support awarded by the following agency: Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. The United States has certain rights in this invention.