Ashkenazim PGP Father Reference Standard


Horizon has harnessed its’ proprietary FFPE processing capabilities to generate ‘Well Characterized Genome’ (WCG) FFPE samples, in collaboration with the Genome in a Bottle Consortium (GIAB). These standards are ideal for NGS workflows, especially the validation and development of whole-genome sequencing protocols. With this product you are able to: • Evaluate workflow integrity from pre-analytical DNA extraction to post-analytical bioinformatics • Analyze the performance of your pipeline by comparing to freely available datasets through the Personal Genome Project (PGP) • Optimize and validate your whole genome NGS pipeline with well-characterized standards

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Technical Information
Next generation sequencing (NGS) platforms give researchers much greater power when profiling both somatic and germline mutations. However, the use of NGS presents challenges surrounding sample variability, platform bias, and potential failure to detect mutations of interest. Horizon has harnessed its’ proprietary FFPE processing capabilities to generate ‘Well Characterized Genome’ (WCG) FFPE samples, in collaboration with the Genome in a Bottle Consortium (GIAB). The GIAB is a consortium initiated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop the reference materials, reference methods, and reference data needed to support confidence in human whole genome variant calls. Horizon shares the Consortium’s goals of translating NGS sequencing to clinical applications through a community standards development effort. Horizons’ method of mild fixation and homogenous paraffin embedding generates highly-reproducible and consistent FFPE curls. With any commercially available FFPE extraction protocol, our standards yield high molecular weight DNA. The GIAB standards include the Personal Genome Project participants: GIAB Ashkenazim Trio (Mother, GM24143; Father, GM24149; Son, GM24385) and Asian Son (GM24631).

The GIAB FFPE Reference Standards may be utilised as a renewable standard to maintain assay consistency and drive confident interpretation of multiplex data. Due to the highly-characterized nature of these Reference Standards (with Illumina, Ion Torrent, and PacBio sequencing), these samples are ideal as controls for the validation and development of whole-genome sequencing protocols.

Technical Data

Genes Covered
Full Genome
Fixation Method
4% Formalin
Section Size
15µm or 20µm
Cell Density
3 x 108 cells per block. Approx. 3.5 x 105 cells per section
Expected DNA Yield
≥ 400 ng using Promega Maxwell LEV Plus Extraction kit

Product Information

Unit Size
10 FFPE Sections
Extractable DNA
≥ 400 ng per section using Promega Maxwell LEV Plus FFPE DNA Extraction kit
Intended Use
For routine performance monitoring (Research Use Only)

General Information

Allelic Frequency
48 months from the date of manufacture
Cell Line Background

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Quality Control

Sanger sequencing of locus specific PCR
Agarose gel electrophoresis
Protocols & Documents

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Certificate of Analysis

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