Developmental validation of the Huaxia™ Platinum PCR amplification kit: A 6-dye multiplex direct amplification assay designed for Chinese reference samples

C. Zhong, Siddhita Gopinath, W. Norona, Jianye Ge, Robert E. Lagacé, Dennis Y. Wang, Marc L. Short, Julio J. Mulero

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Abstract

The Huaxia™ Platinum Kit for short tandem repeat (STR) amplification was designed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing Chinese forensic database. This PCR multiplex allows simultaneous amplification of the following autosomal loci: D3S1358, vWA, D16S539, CSF1PO, TPOX, D8S1179, D21S11, D18S51, Penta E, D2S441, D19S433, TH01, FGA, D22S1045, D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, D6S1043, D10S1248, D1S1656, D12S391, D2S1338, Penta D and the gender-identification markers Yindel, and AMEL. The Huaxia™ Platinum Kit enables direct amplification from blood and buccal samples stored on treated and untreated paper, and features an optimized PCR protocol that yields time to results in less than 45 min. Developmental validation testing followed SWGDAM guidelines and demonstrated that this assay produces reproducible and accurate results. Studies on 798 individuals in 4 major Chinese ethnic groups produced highly concordant results with other commercially available STR genotyping kits. The validation results demonstrate that the Huaxia™ Platinum Kit is a robust and reliable identification system for forensic DNA databasing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-197
Number of pages8
JournalForensic Science International: Genetics
Volume42
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Direct amplification
  • Forensic validation studies
  • Huaxia™ Platinum Kit
  • Rapid identification
  • STR

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