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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry has identified protein marker panels that could help researchers better assess the quality of plasma samples used in protein biomarker experiments.

The panels comprise sets of proteins found at high abundance in erythrocytes, platelets, and coagulated samples and can be used to determine whether a given plasma sample has been contaminated by any of these components or processes during patient sample collection and handling.

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