Integrity of genome-wide genotype data from low passage lymphoblastoid cell lines

Nina S. McCarthy, Spencer M. Allan, David Chandler, Assen Jablensky, Bharti Morar

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© 2016 The Authors.We compared genotype data from the HumanExomeCore Array in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and low passage lymphoblastoid cell lines from the same 24 individuals to test for genotypic errors caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus transformation process. Genotype concordance across the 24 comparisons was 99.57% for unfiltered genotype data, and 99.63% following standard genotype quality control filters. Mendelian error rates and levels of heterozygosity were not significantly different between lymphoblastoid cell lines and their parent peripheral blood mononuclear cells. These results show that at low passage numbers, genotype discrepancies are minimal even before stringent quality control, and extend current evidence qualifying the use of low-passage lymphoblastoid cell lines as a reliable DNA source for genotype analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalGenomics Data
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016


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