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What is Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) and Will It Be Found in Clinical Virology Laboratories of the Future?
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1.0 Contact Hours

PASCV is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. 


Program Information

Ted E. Schutzbank, PhD, D(ABMM); Ascension, Grosse Pointe, MI


Linda Cook, PhD; University of Washington, Seattle, WA


The webinar will discuss what digital PCR is, describe the 2 major types (droplet digital PCR and chip or chamber digital PCR), and identify the currently available instrumentation.  The advantages and disadvantages of the current droplet digital PCR methods and technology will be presented.  Current assays being used both clinically and in research studies will be presented to highlight a variety of applications being developed with this technology.

Upon completion of this webinar, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand what droplet digital PCR is, how it works, and what instruments are commercially available;
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of ddPCR vs other types of PCR; and 
  • Identify at least 2 clinical virology applications of ddPCR in use today.

Level: Intermediate 



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