Dx Focus: Vela Diagnostics' Sentosa KRAS Test | GenomeWeb

Vela Diagnostics said this week that its Sentosa SA KRAS PCR Test is now available as a CE-IVD product.

The new test qualitatively assesses mutation status in DNA extracted from colorectal formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues. It detects and differentiates seven mutations (G12A, G12C, G12D, G13D, G12R, G12S and G12V) in codons 12 and 13, which covers more than 97 percent of the known mutations in the KRAS gene.

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