Journal article

Comparison of 3 Methodologies for Genotyping of Small Deletion and Insertion Polymorphisms

Su Kah Goh, Ashan Musafer, Tom Witkowski, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Christopher Christophi, Hongdo Do, Alexander Dobrovic

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY | AMER ASSOC CLINICAL CHEMISTRY | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The quantification of genomic chimerism is increasingly recognized for its clinical significance after transplantation. Before the measurement of chimerism, accurate genotyping of genetic polymorphisms for informative alleles that can distinguish donor DNA from recipient DNA is essential. The ease of allelic discrimination of small deletion and insertion polymorphisms (DIPs) makes DIPs attractive markers to track chimerism. Current methodologies for the genotyping of DIPs are largely based on "open-tube" approaches. "Closed-tube" approaches involving no or minimal post-PCR handling are preferred. We compared 3 distinct methodologies to determine an optimal platform for DIP genoty..

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