The Investigator ESSplex SE QS Kit uses QIAGEN's fast-cycling PCR technology for the simultaneous amplification of 16 STR markers and Amelogenin, as recommended by the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) and the European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP) as the European Standard Set of loci (ESS).
The Investigator ESSplex SE QS Kit Primer Mix contains the new innovative performance control Quality Sensor (QS1 and QS2). It provides additional information on sample quality and PCR success. The Quality Sensor, being simultaneously amplified with the STR markers, shows you if you are dealing with:
- Successful PCR amplification
- Failed PCR amplification
- Absence of DNA
- Degraded DNA
The additional information obtained with the Quality Sensor will help you streamline your sample analysis by showing you where to focus your analytical efforts, and save you time and money by eliminating the need for unnecessary PCR re-runs.