Quantitative Fluorescence PCR (qf-pcr)
Relative fluorescent quantitation (or quantitative fluorescence PCR (QF-PCR) is a technique used in a variety of fragment analysis applications that requires accurate peak height comparisons across multiple samples. Applications that utilize this technique include screening for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) using microsatellites or SNPs, aneuploidy assays, and detecting large chromosomal deletions.
Step-by-Step Guide to Relative Fluorescent Quantification
DNA extraction is a critical first step in the experimental workflow of DNA Sequencing and Fragment analysis. The overall quality, accuracy and length of the DNA sequence read can be significantly affected by characteristics of the sample itself, and the method chosen for nucleic acid extraction. Ideal methods will vary depending on the source or tissue type, how it was obtained from its source, and how the sample was handled or stored prior to extraction.
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Add aliquot of PCR product to size standard and Hi-Di Formamide mix; heat denature and proceed with electrophoresis.
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To learn more about our GeneScan Size standards used in sizing experiments please see our table below.
During capillary electrophoresis, the products of the PCR are injected electrokinetically into capillaries filled with polymer. High voltage is applied so that the fluorescent DNA fragments are separated by size and are detected by a laser/camera system.
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