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Immucor MIA FORA NGS HLA Typing Assay

Immucor has launched the MIA FORA NGS FLX HLA Typing assay that provides comprehensive coverage of up to 11 HLA genes. The assay provides whole gene coverage all major HLA gene regions, including whole gene coverage for HLA-A, B, C, DPA1, DQA1, and DQB1; all exons and introns for HLA-DRB1, 3, 4, 5 except partial coverage for exon 6 and intron 1; and all exons and introns between exons  and 4 for HLA-DPB1. Clinicians can prep and sequence the sample in less than 24 hours, and have the option to choose between a 5, 6, 9, or 11 gene kit for testing.

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