Affymetrix | Panomics Solutions
Quantitative Biology Delivered.

Copy Number Variations: Overview


The Affymetrix Service team has been providing gene expression service since 2003. Our Service Team is staffed with experienced scientists who are highly proficient in all of our platforms and has been involved in the R&D and Applications side of our product development and advancements. The Gene Expression Service package includes a free consultation for your initial experimental design and direct access to your assigned scientist throughout the assay project, sample preparation, housekeeping gene screening, assay optimization, and a formal report detailing your gene expression project.

We have experience with a wide range of projects including gene profiling, biomarker identification and validation, and compound/RNAi screening. We offer the largest selection of unique Luminex assays available for DNA and RNA of over 11,000 DNA and RNA assays. We offer new probe set designs with a short turnaround rate. All of our probe sets are more than 99% accurate and undergoes through an extensive QC process to ensure specificity and quality data. With the flexibility of available assay formats and our experience with diversified customers, we are able provide our clients with customized service to meet the specific needs of their project in a timely manner.


  • Quantitatively measure multiple DNA targets simultaneously with unparalleled accuracy and precision
  • Excellent copy number discrimination using clinically proven branched DNA (bDNA) signal amplification technology
  • Sensitivity comparable to real time PCR, limit of detection less than 200 transcripts/assay well
    • Direct quantitation of target DNA - avoid biases associated with DNA isolation and PCR amplification
    • No assay optimization required
    • High precision - coefficient of variation (CV) of less than 15% for entire process (sample isolation to results)
    • Distinguish single-copy differences in DNA copy number - linear assay with low CVs

Services Available

  • QuantiGene 2.0 Assay (96-well format, Chemiluminescence, CNV DNA analysis)
  • QuantiGene Plex 2.0 Assay (Luminex/Flourescence, CNV DNA analysis)

Types of Samples

  • Cultured cells
  • Whole blood and PaxGene blood
  • Fixed (FFPE) and Frozen tissues
  • Plant Tissue

Below are links if you would like in-depth information on our QuantiGene 2.0 assays:

Below are links if you would like in-depth information on our QuantiGene Plex 2.0 assays: