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Multiplex I cfDNA in Synthetic Matrix II
The most flexible reference standard for cfDNA recovery
As an optimal synthetic matrix that enables extraction recovery of cfDNA by multiple purification methods, its clinically relevant mutations in an artificial matrix give you full control of your cfDNA workflow, reducing the likelihood of a false negative or positive due to incorrect assay loading. Multiplex I cfDNA Reference Standard Set in Synthetic Matrix II contains 8 onco-relevant mutations to measure your extraction efficiency and assay performance.
We have summarized the extraction efficiency of Matrix I (HD816/HD817) and Matrix II (HD917) using a range of the most used extraction kits.
The analysis of cell-free circulating nucleic acids is becoming a powerful tool for the provision of personalized medicine to cancer patients. Clinical samples have extremely low quantities of cfDNA so it is important to ensure that cell-free DNA extraction from plasma is as efficient as possible. Cell-free DNA reference standards allow us to monitor the performance of extraction techniques, as well as downstream molecular assays. The use of a synthetic plasma to make reference standards is often preferred over human plasma. This is due to its stability, lot-to-lot consistency, and absence of interfering substances. Not all synthetic plasmas are compatible with the existing range of extraction methods and molecular assays. Here we demonstrate the compatibility of a cell-free DNA reference standard in synthetic plasma with a range of different extraction techniques, including the two most popular approaches: column-based extraction and magnetic bead-based extraction.
Our Matrix I (HD817) and Matrix II (HD917) products consist of cfDNA containing known variants at specific allelic frequencies spiked into synthetic plasmas. The spiked-in cfDNA was extracted from Matrix I and Matrix II using five popular cfDNA extraction kits, which include the two most used extraction technologies: bead based and column-based chemistry.
Extraction Kits used in this study:
ThermoFisher MagMAX™ Cell-Free DNA Isolation Kit (#A29319)
Qiagen MinElute ccfDNA Kit (#52204)
Qiagen QIAamp Circulating Nucleic Acid Kit (#55114)
Macherey Nagel NucleoSnap DNA Plasma (#740300)
Maxwell RSC ccfDNA Plasma Kit (Cat #AS1480)
Matrix I (HD816/HD817) demonstrated satisfactory efficiencies in three of the kits tested, however a low yield is recovered when using Machery Nagel Nucleosnap kit, and no cfDNA is recovered using the ThermoFisher MagMAX extraction kit. On the other hand, Matrix II (HD917) demonstrated higher efficiencies and compatibility with the most common extraction kits used for cfDNA isolation, including MagMAX and Machery Nagel Nucleosnap.
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Comparison of extraction efficiencies with five cfDNA extraction kits when spiking cfDNA into Matrix I (HD817) or Matrix II (HD917)
Results demonstrate that Matrix II (HD917) has a higher compatibility with the most common extraction kits available for cfDNA, including bead and column based methods.