Chimeric RNA pp 125-139 | Cite as

NanoString nCounter Technology: High-Throughput RNA Validation

  • Angela GoytainEmail author
  • Tony Ng
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2079)


NanoString nCounter is a multiplex nucleic acid hybridization technology that enables reliable and reproducible assessment of the expression of up to 800 genes or 228 gene fusions in 12 samples in a single assay. The technique works well with a variety of starting materials from fresh or formalin-fixed tissues, cell lysates or biological fluid samples. As low as 1 ng RNA input per sample is needed. In addition to gene expression, copy number variation, single nucleotide variation and chimeric RNAs can be analyzed. In this chapter, we discuss the design, setup, and performance of a NanoString-based RNA assay for gene expression or fusion transcript assessment.

Key words

NanoString nCounter RNA DNA Gene expression Chimeric RNA Probe hybridization Molecular barcode 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Jack Bell Research CentreVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Department of PathologyBritish Columbia Cancer AgencyVancouverCanada
  4. 4.Department of PathologyVancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada

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