Sample Identification

Confidently track samples and assess quality using automated microfluidics


The Advanta™ Sample ID Genotyping Panel is a 96-SNP genotyping assay that enables sample identification and quality assessment.  Leveraging Fluidigm microfluidic technology, the Advanta Sample ID Genotyping Panel workflow offers a number of additional benefits to sample identification, including decreased hands-on time and significant cost savings compared to traditional qPCR methods.

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The importance of sample tracking and quality assessment

Sample identity and the integrity of genomic data are critical for execution of superior research. Particularly with complex multiphase studies, aliquots from a single specimen may be shared among researchers within a laboratory or with external collaborators and service providers. From high-throughput genomics centers to biorepositories or centralized cell line banks, ensuring accurate sample tracking and quality from acquisition through data reporting is a universally recognized priority. 

compromised samples

Implementing a standard genotyping workflow to confirm the identity and quality of each sample before analysis represents an ideal solution to maximize the integrity of study results.

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Kelly Nudelman

Listen to Kelly Nudelman, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana University Genetics Biobank

The Indiana University Genetics Biobank (IUGB) at the Indiana University School of Medicine is a high-throughput biobanking facility that supports numerous research programs. In this on-demand webinar, Kelly Nudelman describes the IUGB biobanking pipeline and how they have implemented sample tracking and quality checks in their workflows.

Jianhong Hu

Listen to Jianhong Hu, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Human Genome Sequencing Center

In this on-demand webinar, Jianhong Hu shares the details of how the Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at the Baylor College of Medicine has implemented SNP Trace™ as part of its NGS workflow. Then in the same webinar learn more about the Advanta™ Sample ID Genotyping Panel from Luke Stewart, Senior Field Applications Manager at Fluidigm.

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Sample Identification

Flaws in the identity and quality of biorepository specimens produce misleading experimental data that cost research labs millions of dollars in wasted resources, and in some cases to erroneous publications that damage reputations. Given the high price of research and the current funding challenges facing many laboratories, there is greater demand on biorepositories to ensure sample integrity. Yet the biobanking process is prone to error.

Andrew Brooks, PhD

SNP Trace Lab Smarts

The chief operating officer of RUCDR Infinite Biologics at Rutgers University looks like he'd be just as comfortable on a Florida golf course as he is analyzing sample datasets. In truth, Andrew Brooks, PhD, is at ease given any opportunity to discuss the benefits of the work he and his team do to advance biobanking standards.

Continuing Evolution Biobanking

The Continuing Evolution of Biobanking

Now more than ever, scientists understand that diseases are population-specific. To support this research, biobanks must increase the variety and number of samples they store. Unfortunately, with more samples come more opportunities for sample identification errors.

Six Sample ID Experts on the State of Biobanking

Six Sample ID Experts on the State of Biobanking

The recent Mendelspod podcast series “Garbage In, Garbage Out: A New Look at Biospecimen Quality” was cosponsored by Fluidigm and provides an in-depth look at the dire state of biospecimen quality and the need for regulation and standardization.

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