The Infinium Asian Screening Array (ASA) combines genome-wide coverage of East Asian populations, relevant clinical research content, and scalability to deliver a powerful, cost-effective tool for genomic screening.
The array was built using an East Asian reference panel containing 9000 whole-genome sequences. It includes coverage of populations underrepresented in the 1000 Genomes Project.
The Infinium Asian Screening Array builds on the success of the Infinium Global Screening Array, which was developed by a community of researchers, healthcare networks, direct to consumer companies, and service providers. Illumina screening arrays have been widely adopted, with over 20 million samples ordered by a global community of users.
The array provides a genomic tool for disease risk profiling, pharmacogenomics research, wellness and lifestyle reporting, and complex disease research. It includes updated markers from clinical databases, including ClinVar and PharmGKB.
Predesigned booster content is available as an add-on to the array.
The array supports genotyping and CNV calling for several sample types, including saliva, blood, buccal swabs, and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples. The Infinium platform is trusted for excellent data quality, with call rates > 99% and reproducibility > 99.9%. The high-throughput Infinium workflow maximizes sample processing while minimizing costs, instrumentation, lab space, and hands-on time.
|Infinium Asian Screening Array-24 v1.0 BeadChip||Infinium Global Screening Array-24 Kit||Infinium Global Diversity Array-8 Kit|
|Description||A powerful, cost-effective genotyping array for risk screening, pharmacogenomics, and large-scale genetic studies in East Asian populations.||An economical next-generation genotyping array that enables population-scale genetics, translational research, variant screening studies, and precision medicine research by combining highly optimized multiethnic genome-wide content, curated clinical research variants, and QC markers.||The 8-sample Infinium Diversity Array provides targeted coverage of more than 4800 key genes across the genome. Approximately 1.8M markers are included on the BeadChip for high exonic coverage in regions of disease relevance, providing highly accurate copy number variation calls, and an average resolution of 1.5Mb.|
|Input Quantity||200 ng DNA||200 ng DNA|
|Method||Genome-Wide Genotyping Array, High-Throughput Genotyping Array||Genome-Wide Genotyping Array, High-Throughput Genotyping Array||Genome-Wide Genotyping Array|
|Number of Markers||Fixed markers: ~ 660,000, Custom marker add-on capacity up to 50,000||Fixed markers: ~ 654,027
Custom marker add-on capacity: Up to 100,000
|Number of Samples||24 samples per array||24 samples per array|
|Sample Throughput||~2304 samples per week (estimate for 1 iScan System, 1 AutoLoader, 2 Infinium Automated Pipetting Systems, and a 5-day work week)||~5760 samples/week max per iScan (throughput and scan times may vary based on laboratory and system configurations.)|
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|Chinese||CHS-GIS||Genomics Institute of Singapore||30×|
|Southern Han Chinese||CHS||1000G - Southern Han Chinese||2–4×|
|Chinese Dai||CDX||1000G - Chinese Dai in Xishuangbanna||2–4×|
|Han Chinese||CBD||1000G - Bejing||2–4×|
|Japanese||JAP||1000G - Tokyo||2–4×|
|Korean||KPGP||The Personal Genome Project Korea (KPGP)||~35×|
|Malaysian||MAL||Singapore Population Health Study||30×|
|Vietnamese||KVT||1000G - Kinh in Ho Chi Minh||2–4×|
Description of whole-genome sequences used to develop the Asian Screening Array v1.0
Content was expertly selected from scientifically recognized databases to create a highly informative array for clinical research applications.
Clinical research content features an extensive list of pharmacogenomics markers selected based on CPIC guidelines and the PharmGKB database. Markers are arranged according to level of evidence as defined by the PharmGKB database. VIP: very important pharmacogene.
Infinium Asian Screening Array BeadChip Data Sheet
Data Sheet | HTML
Infinium™ Chinese Genotyping Array-24 v1.0 BeadChip
Data Sheet | PDF < 1 MB
Infinium Asian Screening Array Documentation
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