The PowerPlex® ESX 16 and ESI 16 Fast Systems meet the ENFSI recommendations for DNA profile sharing across Europe and allow co-amplification and detection of sixteen loci, including D18S51, D21S11, TH01, D3S1358, Amelogenin, D16S539, D2S1338, D1S1656, D10S1248, FGA, D8S1179, vWA, D22S1045, D19S433, D12S391 and D2S441. These kits can be used for both casework and database samples, simplifying workflows. Rapid cycling technology enables amplification to be done in less than 50 minutes. Additionally, these kits have superior tolerance to common inhibitors and superior sensitivity to obtain full profiles from low-level DNA and are robust enough to genotype degraded DNA samples through the use of miniSTR loci.
These two STR systems can be used to complement each other when analyzing degraded or challenging samples to maximize recovery of allelic information from as many loci as possible and allow confirmation of results obtained with the other system.
These systems are compatible with ABI PRISM® 310, 3100 and 3100-Avant Genetic Analyzers and Applied Biosystems® 3130, 3130xl, 3500 and 3500xL Genetic Analyzers.