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PowerPlex® 21 System for Use on the Applied Biosystems® Genetic Analyzers Protocol

Instructions for Use of Product(s)
DC8902, DC8942

Literature # TMD034

The PowerPlex® 21 System allows co-amplification and four-color fluorescent detection of 21 loci (20 STR loci and Amelogenin), including D1S1656, D2S1338, D3S1358, D5S818, D6S1043, D7S820, D8S1179, D12S391, D13S317, D16S539, D18S51, D19S433, D21S11, Amelogenin, CSF1PO, FGA, Penta D, Penta E, TH01, TPOX and vWA. The PowerPlex® 21 System provides all materials necessary to amplify STR regions of human genomic DNA, including a hot-start thermostable DNA polymerase. This manual contains a protocol for use of the PowerPlex® 21 System with the GeneAmp® PCR System 9700 thermal cycler in addition to protocols to separate amplified products and detect separated material. The system is compatible with the ABI PRISM® 3100 and 3100-Avant Genetic Analyzers and Applied Biosystems 3130, 3130xl, 3500 and 3500xL Genetic Analyzers.

Summary of Changes
The following changes were made to the 4/17 revision of this document:
1. Added support for half-volume direct-amplification reactions and use of the Veriti® 96-Well Thermal Cycler.
2. Added caution against storing PCR amplification mix prior to thermal cycling.
3. Revised document name to specify that this manual is for use on Applied Biosystems instruments.
4. Incorporated other general updates.

Printed in USA. Revised 4/17.