The digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) is considered to be the third-generation polymerase chain reaction (PCR), as it yields direct, absolute and precise measures of target sequences. dPCR has proven particularly useful for the accurate detection and quantification of low-abundance nucleic acids, highlighting its advantages in cancer diagnosis and in predicting recurrence and monitoring minimal residual disease, mostly coupled with next generation sequencing. In the last few years, a series of studies have employed dPCR for the analysis of hematologic malignancies. In this review, we will summarize these findings, attempting to focus on the potential future perspectives of the application of this promising technology.

Digital pcr: A reliable tool for analyzing and monitoring hematologic malignancies

Coccaro N.;Tota G.;Anelli L.;Zagaria A.;Specchia G.;Albano F.
2020-01-01

Abstract

The digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) is considered to be the third-generation polymerase chain reaction (PCR), as it yields direct, absolute and precise measures of target sequences. dPCR has proven particularly useful for the accurate detection and quantification of low-abundance nucleic acids, highlighting its advantages in cancer diagnosis and in predicting recurrence and monitoring minimal residual disease, mostly coupled with next generation sequencing. In the last few years, a series of studies have employed dPCR for the analysis of hematologic malignancies. In this review, we will summarize these findings, attempting to focus on the potential future perspectives of the application of this promising technology.
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