DeepChek® Assay product line outputs are used for sequencing.
The workflow and medical device used are different as the sequencing technics vary. Capillary (Sanger) or NGS sequencing instruments are general laboratory use devices. Sequencing and library preparations reagents are general laboratory use products.
In case of capillary sequencing (Sanger technology), a specific set of sequencing primers is required which is provided as an accessory.
The sequencing raw data are then uploaded in a specific downstream software, which is a standalone medical device, tailored for genotyping and Drug Resistance Interpretation.
The software itself can be CE-IVD marked and shall refer to updated expert list of drug resistance related mutations and their latest interpretations.
DeepChek® Assay product line focuses on Microbiology or Virology applications (i.e. HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B).
Each assay is suited to 24 sample analyses and contains all the RT-PCR or PCR reagents to perform a targeted amplification of the key actionable genes (i.e. RT/PROT for HIV, NS5B/5’UTR for HCV genotyping, NS5A/NS3/NS5B for HCV Drug Resistance…).
An accessory assay is available with Sanger sequencing primers.
Detailed instructions for use of the DeepChek® Assay product line are provided.
Characteristics and performances
Overview of the workflow
Examples of reporting
Brochure for HIV
Brochure for HCV
Brochure for HBV
Question & Answers (Feb 2017)
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