Development of SNP Matched NIPT Reference Materials for Validation,
Proficiency Testing and Quality Control
Plasma based non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is being adopted into clinical laboratories. However, obtaining sufficient amounts of patient derived reference materials for proficiency testing, assay validations, and daily QC remain difficult if not impossible to obtain. Using consistent, high quality and patient-derived reference materials can help with all of these tasks.
SeraCare has developed new NIPT materials derived from circulating cell free DNA (ccfDNA) from pregnant donors. Amplification of ccfDNA from maternal sources allows reference materials to be created that are fetal maternal matched and maintain fetal-maternal ccfDNA size distribution.
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