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Allele-specific oligonucleotide testing


  • ASO testing


The detection of a specific mutation using a synthetic segment of DNA approximately 20 base pairs in length (an oligonucleotide) that binds to and hence identifies the complementary sequence in a DNA sample

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: February 8, 2016