Molecular markers
Microarray
Considerations in microarray use

Author: Rodney E. Shackelford, D.O., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 June 2018, last major update July 2010

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Shackelford, R.E. Considerations in microarray use. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/molecularpathmicroarrayconsiderations.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Researcher should ask if microarray technology is really necessary for a specific research application because:
    • Microarray is time consuming and slow to setup, difficult to validate, expensive and requires great analytical expertise
    • Microarray can give an enormous amount of irrelevant data
    • Available chip may already have the desired set of gene sequences
    • Multiplex PCR or a custom chip may be a better method of analysis than employing a genome wide array