Method for extraction of high-quantity and -quality cell-free DNA from amniotic fluid

Lapaire, Olav and Johnson, Kirby L. and Bianchi, Diana W.. (2008) Method for extraction of high-quantity and -quality cell-free DNA from amniotic fluid. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 444. pp. 303-309.

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Circulating cell-free fetal deoxyribonucleic acids (cffDNAs) are promising biomarkers with various potential clinical applications. Second and third trimester amniotic fluid (AF) is a rich source of cffDNAs. Further improvements to the original protocol for the extraction of cffDNAs from AF supernatant resulted in statistically significant higher yields of high-quality cffDNAs, allowing for a substantial majority of samples to be analyzed with subsequent molecular methods (e.g., comparative genomic hybridization microarrays) to further assess for genetic abnormalities. Several advantages have been realized with the optimized protocol. In addition to an improved yield from a greater proportion of samples compared with the original protocol, the current method, using large silico-membranes, allows for the extraction of cffDNAs from up to 10 samples in >3 h. The replacement of the original lysis buffer eliminates the need for a heating bath during the lysis step, and fewer overall steps are involved in the protocol (e.g., to reduce potential contamination). The improvements in the yield with the current protocol make it possible to augment current standard of care through the analysis of this previously unappreciated source of genetic material. Furthermore, the improvements allow for exploration of widely unknown genetic, pathophysiological, and kinetic issues of cell-free fetal DNA in AF.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe > Gynäkologie (Heinzelmann)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe > Gynäkologie (Heinzelmann)
UniBasel Contributors:Lapaire-Mayer, Olav Carl
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Humana Press
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