Methods for detection of genetic disorders

  • US 7,727,720 B2
  • Filed: 08/26/2005
  • Issued: 06/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for detecting a free nucleic acid, wherein said method comprises:

  • (a) isolating free nucleic acid from a non-cellular fraction of a sample, wherein said sample comprises an agent that impedes cell lysis, if cells are present, and wherein said agent is selected from the group consisting of membrane stabilizer, cross-linker, and cell lysis inhibitor; and

    (b) detecting the presence or absence of the free nucleic acid.

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