DNA sequencing is a useful tool to detect genetic variations, including somatic mutations, SNPs, and small insertions and deletions. Targeted enrichment technology enables next-generation sequencing (NGS) platform users to sequence specific regions of interest instead of the entire genome, effectively increasing sequencing depth and throughput with lower cost. The GeneRead QIAact Actionable Insights Tumor Panel uses multiplex PCR-based targeted enrichment technology in combination with a sophisticated primer design algorithm. This technique enables amplification and enrichment of specific targeted regions in the human genome for detection of genetic variation using NGS. Adjacent and potentially interacting primer pairs are separated into different pools for optimal performance. The GeneRead QIAact Actionable Insights Tumor Panel was designed to analyze a panel of genes and can be used with the QIAGEN GeneReader instrument. The targeted enrichment process is essential for the efficient utilization of medium-throughput sequencers such as the QIAGEN GeneReader.
The GeneRead QIAact Actionable Insight Tumor Panel was optimized in combination with the GeneRead DNAseq Panel PCR Kit V2 to provide superior sensitivity and linear multiplex amplification. The simplicity of the PCR method makes this panel accessible for routine use in every clinical research laboratory.
The panel leverages the expertly curated QIAGEN Knowledge Base, which focuses only on clinically relevant findings such as approved therapeutics labels, professional association practice guidelines and active late-stage clinical trials. The resulting design is a unique set of genes and variants with an unparalleled level of direct relevance that provides necessary and sufficient insights.