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Microarray solutions for postnatal chromosome analysis

Copy number variations (CNVs) are well-recognised genomic structural variants associated with genetic disorders. Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) successfully detects submicroscopic CNVs, and since 2010, is used as a first-tier test for the detection of CNVs related to intellectual disability, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorders, and congenital abnormalities.

We have two flagship microarray solutions for postnatal chromosome analysis Applied Biosystems CytoScan XON and CytoScan HD Suite.

CytoScan HD suite is reviewed in the prenatal applications tab on this site as it is equally suited to both research applications.

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Unravel the exome odyssey

Overcome the challenges of the exome odyssey with reliable single-exon deletion and duplication detection using the CytoScan XON Suite.

Designed to cover the whole genome, with increased coverage in 7,000 relevant genes, the CytoScan XON Suite provides CNV data that works as a strong complement to mutation analysis performed by next-generation sequencing (NGS).

  • An exon-level microarray designed to comprehensively detect single-exon deletions and duplications in a cost-effective manner
  • Complements NGS mutation analysis to reliably confirm CNVs
  • Simple and streamlined variant analysis and reporting flexibility with gene panel or gene-level tier options

Our partners are making significant positive strides in reproductive health research. Watch this video to learn more about single-exon deletion and duplication detection with CytoScan XON Suite at the Greenwood Genetic Center in Greenwood, South Carolina.


Sensitive exon-level copy number and superior coverage across the whole genome

The CytoScan XON Suite is a microarray solution which detects single-exon deletion and duplication events with high sensitivity in key relevant genes in addition to providing whole-genome coverage (Figure 1). The single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) probes allow sample tracking, duo-trio, and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) analysis.

Smart design improves resolution in key genes

The CytoScan XON Suite content was designed through empirical selection from a pool of over 49 million probes for copy number responses across the genome.


Reporting flexibility with gene panel or gene-level tier analysis

The flexibility of Chromosome Analysis Suite (ChAS) data analysis software enables easy viewing and summarises the exon-level CNV results in various ways based on your specific clinical research needs.


Gene panel analysis

Simplify result reporting by utilizing your preferred gene list or panel in the intuitive ChAS software. This analysis feature allows you to obtain exon-level CNV results limited to the gene panel you upload and view only the genes of interest with restriction mode enabled (Figure 3).

Gene-level tier analysis

Gene-level tier analysis is incorporated into the user-friendly ChAS software, where the software displays results by gene-level tiers based on clinical research relevance.

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Figure 3. Detailed view of ChAS displays targeted gene panel analysis with restriction mode enabled, such that no data outside the gene(s) of interest is viewed.


Find out more about the CytoScan XON Suite.

Read the summary about CytoScan HD Suite in our prenatal research tab.
 

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.