Targeted RNA Cancer Panel
Targeted RNA Sequencing (Targeted RNA-Seq) increases coverage for a subset of “high interest” transcripts to reliably detect sequence changes and provide information about relative expression levels. In addition, it is a powerful tool to identify chromosomal rearrangements that lead to chimeric transcripts with functional consequences in cancer. RNA Cancer Panel Services use specially-designed, gene-specific oligonucleotides to target regions of interest for next-generation sequencing. In a single experiment, this approach generates genomic and gene-expression information that cannot be obtained by any other single method. As such, targeted RNA-Seq is well suited for a wide range of large-scale tumour-profiling studies in many clinical or research settings.
A robust and sensitive method to detect a wide range of RNA sequence alterations present in cancer cells:
- has a very high specificity
- reduces the amount of sequencing and consequently costs, required to identify mutations and other cancer-associated variants
- differences in transcript abundance are generally preserved
- information that reflects function, such gene fusion, can be obtained
As a leading service provider in next-generation sequencing, Microgem strives to provide the most reliable and comprehensive service at the lowest prices. We have integrated a wide range of bioinformatics analysis tools into our Targeted RNA-Seq services such that customers can focus on the most interesting and relevant information from their experimental results.