Exp Mol Pathol. 2018 Apr 8;104(3):170-174. doi: 10.1016/j.yexmp.2018.04.001. [Epub ahead of print]
Pre-clinical validation of a next generation sequencing testing panel.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has become a useful tool for gene mutation testing which is required for targeted therapies. The aim of this study was to validate the GeneRead QIAact Actionable Insights Tumor Panel (Qiagen) on the GeneReader System in a diagnostic laboratory setting.
The GeneRead QIAact Actionable Insights Tumor Panel allows the analysis of 773 variant positions in 12 genes (ALK, BRAF, EGFR, ERBB2, ERBB3, ESR1, KIT, KRAS, NRAS, PDGFRA, PIK3CA and RAF1). For the validation of the panel we used a commercial available multiplex reference standard carrying 11 mutations in defined positions, samples from interlaboratory tests, and FFPE tumor samples from patients which were tested previously for mutations in KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, EGFR, KIT, and/or PDGFRA with pyrosequencing.
Among the 122 tested samples, 121 samples (99.2%) were successfully sequenced. The sensitivity and specificity for detecting variants was 100% and results proved to be reproducible and precise. 119 (98.3%) results were concordant to the expected results. The differences between NGS and pyrosequencing observed in two samples were due to a wrong analysis by the pyrosequencing software which did not cover the present mutations.
Overall, the GeneRead QIAact Actionable Insights Tumor Panel was specific and sensitive for mutation analysis for targeted therapies and can be incorporated into laboratory diagnostics' daily practice.
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Actionable insights panel; Companion diagnostics; GeneReader; NGS