SNP genotyping is the measurement of genetic variations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). SNPs are one of the most common types of genetic variation. A SNP is a single base pair mutation at a specific locus. SNPs are found to be involved in the etiology of many human diseases and are becoming of particular interest in pharmacogenetics. Because SNPs are conserved during evolution, they have been proposed as markers for use in quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis and in association studies in place of microsatellites.
A SNP array is a useful and widely used tool for genetic disease biomarker discovery studies. Furthermore SNP arrays are used to determine disease susceptibility and to measure the efficacy of individual drug therapies. SNPs are also used to study genetic abnormalities in cancer and other genetic diseases.
NXT-Dx can run SNP arrays from Agilent, Affymetrix and Illumina.
Please contact us for more information on these or other arrays.