As a key component of the GeneMapper® ID-X software development, Life Technologies has performed a complete system verification. In addition, studies comparing results obtained using GeneMapper® ID-X v3.2.1 and GeneMapper® ID-X Software have been conducted to demonstrate concordance and proper functioning of peak detection, sizing, genotyping, and quality value algorithms. General functionality such as editing, sorting and exporting has also been verified by Product Test Specialists.
As the newest version of automated genotyping software for forensic casework and databasing data analysis, GeneMapper® ID-X v1.5 software includes fragment analysis and Expert System functionality designed specifically to streamline the review of data generated by the GlobalFiler® and YFiler® Plus Kits and has been validated for use with the newest Data Collection Software as well as data from all previously released AmpFlSTR® PCR Amplification Kits run on the Applied Biosystems 3130 Series and 3500 Series Genetic Analyzers and the 3730 DNA Analyzer. More detailed information on this software is available in the GeneMapper® ID-X Software v1.5 Product Bulletin and Validation User Bulletin.
Validation, Research and Forensic Scientists at Life Technologies have performed and recommend an expert system optimization and validation process based on the current recommendations published by NDIS.
The results for both system verification and expert system validation are available to provide guidance for internal verification and expert system validation.
Advanced training courses are available to help users incorporate GeneMapper® ID-X into either their expert system or traditional manual analysis laboratory workflow as either an Expert System and/or Expert Assistant for the analysis of all types of forensic samples.
NDIS Expert System Approval Status
To date, the following configurations have received formal acceptance as an expert system for use in generating data to be uploaded into the NIDS:
- GeneMapper® ID-X v1.0.1/ 3130xl Genetic Analyzer/ AmpFℓSTR® Identifiler® PCR Amplification Kit
- GeneMapper® ID-X Software v1.0.1/ 3730 Genetic Analyzer/ AmpFℓSTR® Identifiler® PCR Amplification Kit
- GeneMapper® ID-X Software v1.0.1/ 3100 Genetic Analyzer/ AmpFℓSTR® Profiler Plus® PCR Amplification Kit and AmpFℓSTR® COfiler® PCR Amplification Kit
- GeneMapper® ID-X Software v1.0/ 3100 Genetic Analyzer/ AmpFℓSTR® Profiler Plus® PCR Amplification Kit and AmpFℓSTR® COfiler® PCR Amplification Kit
Currently additional configurations are in various phases of validation and submission to NDIS. Contact your local sales representative for more information and updates regarding this status.