Labcorp offers Microsatellite Instability (MSI) testing to researchers for determination of the MSI status between a human tumor sample and a control sample from the same individual (human tissues and/or extracted DNA from human tissue) and/or human cell lines.
Microsatellite instability  is a change in the length of a microsatellite allele due to insertion or deletion of repeating units during DNA replication and failure of the DNA mismatch repair system to correct these errors. Alleles present in the tumor sample but not found in the corresponding reference sample indicates presence of microsatellite instability. Microsatellite Instability (MSI) analysis can be used as a screening method to identify human tumor samples in need of further characterization (e.g. for gene mutations involved in specific cancer pathways).
The kit used for human MSI testing (Promega Corporation) includes fluorescently labeled primers for co-amplification of seven markers including five mononucleotide repeat markers (BAT-25, BAT-26, NR-21, NR-24, and MONO-27) and two pentanucleotide repeat markers (Penta C and Penta D). The mononucleotide markers are used to detect MSI and the pentanucleotide markers are used as quality control markers to detect possible sample mix-ups and/or contamination with another sample.
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THIS TEST IS FOR IN VITRO RESEARCH USE ONLY. NOT FOR USE IN DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES.