Title: Reference Materials (RMs) for the Analysis of the Human Factor II (prothrombin) Gene G20210A Mutation
Authors: KLEIN CHRISTOPHMARKI-ZAY JanosCORBISIER PHILIPPEGANCBERG DAVIDCOOPER SusanGEMMATI DonatoHALBMAYER Walter-MichaelKITCHEN SteveMELEGH BelaNEUMAIER MichaelOLDENBURG JohannesOPPLIGER LEIBUNDGUT ElisabethREITSMA PieterRIEGER SandraSCHIMMEL HEINZSPANNAGL MichaelTORDAI AttilaTOSETTO AlbertoVISVIKIS SophieMANNHALTER Christine
Other Contributors: ZADRO Renata
Citation: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE vol. 43 no. 8 p. 862-868
Publisher: WALTER DE GRUYTER & CO
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC30316
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC30316
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The Scientific Committee of Molecular Biology Techniques (C-MBT) in Clinical Chemistry of the IFCC has initiated a joint project in co-operation with the European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Institute of Reference Materials and Measurments to develop and produce plasmidic-type reference materials (RMs) for the analysis of the human prothrombin gene G20210A mutation. Although DNA tests have a high impact on the clinical decision-making, and the number of tests performed in diagnostic laboratories is high, issues of quality and quality assurance exist, and currently only a few RMs for clinical genetic testing are available. A gene fragment chosen was produced that spans all primer annealing sites published until today. Both, the wildtype and the mutant allele of this gene fragment were cloned into a pUC18 plasmid and two plasmidic RMs were produced. In addition a mixture of both plasmids was produced mimicking the heterozygous genotype. The present study describes the performance and results of these reference materials in commutability study, when they were tested by 9 different methods in 13 expert laboratories. This series of plasmidic RMs are to the best of our knowledge the world-wide first plasmidic-type clinical genetic RMs introduced.
JRC Institute:Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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