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NCJ Number: 235779 Find in a Library
Title: Development and Validation of the AmpFlSTR Identifiler Direct PCR Amplification Kit: A Multiplex Assay for the Direct Amplificaton of Single-Source Samples
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:56  Issue:4  Dated:July 2011  Pages:835-845
Author(s): Dennis Y. Wang, Ph.D.; Chien-Wei Chang, Ph.D.; Robert E. Lagace, B.A.; Nicola J. Oldroyd, B.Sc.; Lori K. Hennessy, Ph.D.
Date Published: July 2011
Page Count: 11
Type: Program/Project Description; Test/Measurement
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the AmpFlSTR Identifiler Direct PCR Amplification Kit.
Abstract: The AmpFlSTR Identifiler Direct PCR Amplification Kit is a new short tandem repeat multiplex assay optimized to allow the direct amplification of single-source blood and buccal samples on FTA card without the need for sample purification and quantification. This multiplex assay has been validated according to the FBI/National Standards and SWGDAM guidelines. Validation results revealed that slight variations in primer concentration, master mix component concentration, and thermal cycling parameters did not affect the performance of the chemistry. The assay's sensitivity was demonstrated by amplifying known amounts of white blood cells spotted onto FTA cards, and the assay's specificity was verified by establishing minimal cross-reactivity with nonhuman DNA. No affect on the age of the sample stored on the FTA substrata was observed, and full concordance was established in the population study. These findings of the validation study support the use of the Identifiler Direct Kit for forensic standards and database samples genotyping. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Blood/body fluid analysis; DNA fingerprinting; Forensic sciences; Investigative techniques; Saliva sample analysis; Suspect identification; Victim identification
Note: Presented at the 20th International Symposium on Human Identification, October 12-15, 2009, Las Vegas, NV.
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