Basic Information

Abstract Number: 650 - 6
Author Name: Daniel S Grosu - LabCorp
Session Title: The Twenty-Eighth James L Waters Symposium on Genomic Analysis Technologies
Event Type: Symposia
Event Title: Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing as the First Major "Liquid Biopsy" Clinical Application

Presider Name:Adrian C Michael
Affiliation:The Pittsburgh Conference

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Start Time: 03:35 PM (Slot #6)
Location: W183c

Abstract Content

The ability to sequence millions of DNA fragments in a single test has opened the door to revolutionary, non-invasive Clinical applications based on analysis of cell-free DNA in human blood. The first such application to reach widespread clinical use has been the "liquid biopsy" of the placenta, commonly known as "non-invasive prenatal testing" (NIPT). The presentation will provide an overview of the biological and analytical principles behind NIPT and the rapid evolution of its Clinical applications.