Why is 30X better?
At Dante Labs we ensure the highest levels of accuracy through clinical-grade whole genome sequencing.
By meeting clinical standards, healthcare professionals are able to confidently use your raw data results to determine a diagnosis or to establish an effective treatment plan.
What Does 30X Coverage Mean?
Coverage refers to the number of times the sequencing machine sequences your genome.
Each cycle of reading the sequences that make up a DNA is equivalent to 1X coverage, so 30X coverage means your genome is read on average 30 times.
You may be wondering why so many repeats are necessary. Well, it’s important to keep in mind that with 6 billion letters in your genome, even a 99.9% accurate sequencing machine would result in 600,000 potential errors.
Every time the machine repeats the sequencing process, the margin of error decreases and level of accuracy increases.
Whole Genome Sequencing Vs. Genotyping DNA Tests
Traditional consumer DNA tests only provide data on up to 2 million data points, compared to the complete 6 billion analysed in a whole genome sequencing test. While this is sufficient for a basic overview of your health, fitness and nutritional data, many important factors go amiss.
A greater understanding of genetics has led to the realisation that the 98% of ‘non-coding’ DNA once considered irrelevant, actually plays a hugely important role in regulating the coding portions of our DNA.
This means that if you want a comprehensive and accurate analysis of your entire genome, complete with reporting on rare and hereditary diseases, a whole genome sequencing test is your only reliable option.
MyGenome Sequencing Test
The power of your entire DNA
Receive actionable insights based on the sequencing of your whole genome. Leverage our propietary Extensa software platform for genomic interpretation to gath relevant insights.See more about the product
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