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Welcome to the NIST Clinical DNA Information Resource

CDIR is a reservoir of information for clinical DNA Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) including presentations, publications, and links to NIST SRM certificates. Also included are webpages that summarize the purpose for the reference material and the methods used for certification. CMV project pages contain additional information that researchers and clinicians may find useful. Future materials have progress updates.

General Information

  • Publications/Presentations
  • RJ Haynes, et. al. "Standard Reference Material 2366 for Measurement of Human Cytomegalovirus DNA." The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, Vol. 15, No. 2, March 2013 [pdf]
  • Marcia J. Holden et. al. "Molecular diagnostics: harmonization through reference materials,documentary standards and proficiency testing." Expert Rev. Mol. Diagn. 11(7), 741–755 (2011) [pdf]

Standard Reference Materials (SRMs)


Clinical DNA SRMs


SRMs in Progress

Other DNA Based SRMs

Additional Materials Under Consideration
  • Epstein-Barr virus

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