Molecular markers
Microarray
Considerations in microarray use




Topic Completed: 1 July 2010

Revised: 15 February 2019

Copyright: 2008-2018, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

PubMed Search: Considerations in microarray use

Page views in 2018: 8
Page views in 2019 to date: 6
Table of Contents
Definition / general
Cite this page: Shackelford R. Considerations in microarray use. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/molecularpathmicroarrayconsiderations.html. Accessed April 21st, 2019.
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
Back to top