Custom and Custom Plus TaqMan® Copy Number Assays enable the generation of specific, reproducible and easy-to-interpret copy number results. They are suited for validation studies and large sample screens and provide a flexible targeted approach to copy number analysis.

Each custom assay is a mix of forward primer, reverse primer, and FAM™ dye-labeled TaqMan® MGB™ probe. Designed to run under universal oligo concentration and thermal cycling conditions, these assays are simple to use. Just add TaqMan® Genotyping Master Mix and your sample to generate sensitive and reproducible data.

Comparison of TaqMan® Copy Number Assay Products

There are two custom assay options to meet your research needs (Custom TaqMan® Copy Number Assays and Custom Plus TaqMan® Copy Number Assays). Both allow you to submit a target sequence to our TaqMan® Assay design pipeline, which uses your input sequence to design custom primer and probe sequences. See the key differences between the two options in Table 1:

Feature Custom Plus TaqMan® Copy Number Assays Custom TaqMan® Copy Number Assays Predesigned TaqMan® Copy Number Assays
Designed with copy number-specific algorithm optimized for performance
Available limited to human and mouse assays 
Contains TaqMan® FAM™ dye-labeled MGB™ probes and 2 unlabeled PCR primers
Targets undergo SNP and repetitive sequencing mask 
Genome-specific check 
Reference assay compatibility check✔ (optional)✔ (optional) 
Assay sequences provided  
Assay context sequences and genome location provided 

Easy Ordering

Browse the GeneAssist™ Copy Number Assay Workflow Builder. Navigate to the human or mouse genomic region of interest to select predesigned assays, or select a targe region for Custom Plus Assay design. Alternatively, submit pre-masked sequences for standard Custom Assay design or submit primer/probe pair sequences for assay synthesis.

Order Custom TaqMan® Copy Number Assays

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Product Name Product Size
4442487Custom Plus TaqMan® Copy Number Assay, SM360 µl
4442520Custom Plus TaqMan® Copy Number Assay, MED750 µl
4442488Custom Plus TaqMan® Copy Number Assay, LG967 µl
4400294Custom TaqMan® Copy Number Assay, SM360 µl
4400295Custom TaqMan® Copy Number Assay, MED750 µl
4400296Custom TaqMan® Copy Number Assay, LG967 µl

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