What are the control features on the qBiomarker Somatic Mutation PCR Arrays?
Each array contains gene copy reference assays for each gene represented by the array. These assays target non-variable regions of the genes and measure input DNA quality and amount. In addition, these assays sensitively measure gene dosage to normalize mutation assay data against the gene copy number. Each array also contains positive PCR controls (SMPC) to test for the presence of inhibitors in the sample or the efficiency of the polymerase chain reaction itself using a pre-dispensed artificial DNA sequence and the primer set that detects it.