Understanding Molecular Pathology: Methods and Applications, 2nd Edition
Self-Study 133.1 – Basic to Intermediate Level
Contact Hours (Points): 10
Written by Gregory L. Blakey MD and Daniel Farkas PhD, HCLD, CC, CLSp(MB)
Published 2006. Revised in 2014 by Lindsy Hengesbach, MS, MB(ASCP)CM.
In describing current molecular diagnostics practice, a certain amount of references to for-profit companies was unavoidable. We have endeavored to be balanced and unbiased in these matters; no endorsements are intended.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1: MILESTONES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BASIC NUCLEIC ACID BIOCHEMISTRY: Biochemistry; Complementarity; DNA Replication; Transcription and Translation
SECTION 2: SPECIMEN COLLECTION, NUCLEIC ACID ISOLATION, AND STORAGE; Nucleic Acid Purification; Nucleic Acid Quantification;
Storage requirements for purified DNA; Storage requirements for purified RNA; Consequences of DNA Degradation
SECTION 3: DNA HYBRIDIZATION: Restriction Endonuclease Digestion of DNA; Blotting; Pre-hybridization; Hybridization; Blot Washing and Development; Stringency
SECTION 4: NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION: PCR Basics; Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR); Touch Down PCR; Hot Start PCR; Multiplex PCR; Long PCR; Sequence Specific Primer and Amplification Refractory Mutation System; Real-time PCR; PCR Inhibitors;
PCR Alternatives; Amplicon Carryover Contamination
SECTION 5: DNA SEQUENCING AND FRAGMENT ANALYSIS:
Sequencing Methodology; PyroSequencing; Next Generation Sequencing; Fragment Analysis
SECTION 6: CANCER DIAGNOSTICS: Hematopoietic Malignancies; Gene rearrangement studies; bcr-abl testing; t(14;18) testing; Solid tumors; HER-2/neu testing; Tumor suppressor gene testing; Screening tests; Geretic Targets; Epigenetic Changes and Next Generation Sequencing in Cancer Diagnostics
SECTION 7: INFECTIOUS DISEASES TESTING: Molecular Virology; Molecular Bacteriology
SECTION 8: GENETIC TESTING: Cystic Fibrosis (CF); Fragile X Syndrome; Hereditary Hypercoagulability; Hereditary Hemochromatosis; Histocompatibility; Biospecimen Banking; Ethics