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Welcome to the Applied Genetics Group's Clinical DNA Information Resource!

The mission of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is to serve the clinical and industrial community by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. One way we do so is by providing primary reference materials, defined as materials that are certified to be traceable to the international system of units (SI). 


In an effort to gauge the reference materials needs of the clinical community, we have created a survey, here. We look forward to hearing your feedback.

General Information

The clinical DNA information resource is a reservoir of information for clinical DNA Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and candidate materials under consideration. The resource includes presentations, publications, and links to NIST clinical DNA-based SRM certificates. Also included are webpages that summarize the purpose for the reference material and the methods used for certification. 

Clinical Publications and Presentations
To view past publications and presentations, please click here.

Standard Reference Materials (SRMs)

Viral DNA-based SRMs
SRMs in Progress
Other available DNA-Based SRMs
Additional Materials Under Consideration
  • JC Virus
  • Epstein-Barr virus

Please feel free to complete our survey (above) or contact our group with comments and/or suggestions for reference materials or ideas for measurement collaborations using digital PCR or next-generation sequencing. 

Dr. Peter M. Vallone