FetalQuant-SD: Accurate quantification of fetal DNA fraction by shallow-depth sequencing of maternal plasma DNA
Noninvasive prenatal testing using massively parallel sequencing of maternal plasma DNA has been rapidly adopted in clinical use worldwide. Fetal DNA fraction in a maternal plasma sample is an important parameter for accurate interpretations of these tests. However, there is a lack of methods involving low-sequencing depth and yet would allow a robust and accurate determination of fetal DNA fraction in maternal plasma for all pregnancies. In this study, we have developed a new method to accurately quantify the fetal DNA fraction by analysing the maternal genotypes and sequencing data of maternal plasma DNA. Fetal DNA fraction was calculated based on the proportion of non-maternal alleles at single-nucleotide polymorphisms where the mother is homozygous. This new approach achieves a median deviation of 0.6% between predicted fetal DNA fraction and the actual fetal DNA fraction using as low as 0.03-fold sequencing coverage of the human genome. We believe that this method will further enhance the clinical interpretations of noninvasive prenatal testing using genome-wide random sequencing.
- Type: Other
- Archiver: EGA European Genome-Phenome Archive
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|EGAD00001004324||Illumina HiSeq 2000||70|
FetalQuantSD: accurate quantification of fetal DNA fraction by shallow-depth sequencing of maternal plasma DNA.
NPJ Genom Med 1: 2016 16013