A community standard XML message format for sequencing-based typing data

Authors


M. Maiers
National Marrow Donor Program
Minneapolis
MN
USA
Tel: 1 612 627 5892
Fax: 1 612 627 8175
e-mail: mmaiers@nmdp.org

Abstract

An electronic messaging format has been developed and is proposed as a community standard. This format allows explicit representation of typing results for polymorphic immunogenetic gene systems such as killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor and human leukocyte antigen. Primary data in the form of Sequence Specific Oligonucleotide (SSO)/Sequence Specific Primer (SSP) reactivities and sequencing-based typing sequences can be linked with nomenclature-based results allowing complete representation of the permanent information.

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