Guidelines for Validating a Multiplex Assay
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#ALT# qPCR: Guidelines for Validating a Multiplex Assay

Quantifying expression of multiple target genes in the same qPCR reaction well, also known as multiplexing, has many advantages. Multiplexing can save setup time, reduce cost and minimize the amount of sample consumed in each experiment.

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