Mentype® DIPquant

High sensitivity chimerism monitoring


  • Early detection of imminent relapse
  • Detection of minor target ratios down to 0.05 % up to 12.5 % chimerism
  • Performed on standard qPCR systems

Following initial genotyping, Mentype® DIPquant provides a sensitive chimerism diagnostics suitable for detecting small changes in a patient’s chimerism status. Thus, it can indicate relapse earlier than less sensitive methods. Mentype® DIPquant allows highly sensitive chimerism quantification in cases where DNA input is not a limiting factor. If the DNA quantity is limited, semi-quantitative engraftment detection with Mentype® DIPscreen for wide chimeric ratios is possible. The combination of Mentype® DIPscreen and Mentype® DIPquant therefore covers all demands for routine chimerism analysis.


Insertion-deletion polymorphism (DIPs or INDELs), Reference gene

Product Specifications

  • Panel
  • 56 allele specific singleplex assays, 1 Reference assay
  • Reactions
  • 3 allele specific assays + Reference assay in duplicates (8 reactions per sample)
  • PCR controls
  • 2 (PC via existing samples, NTC)
  • Sample input
  • 250 ng gDNA from peripheral blood
  • Sensitivity
  • ≥ 0.05 %
  • Turnaround time
  • ~ 1.5 h after nucleic acid preparation
  • Detection
  • Relative quantification
  • To be used with
  • Standard qPCR cycler (FAM)
  • Data analysis
  • ChimerisMonitor (RUO), Cycler specific software, ∆∆Ct calculation

Scientific Background

It is crucial to analyze molecular chimerism after allogeneic bone marrow and blood stem cell transplantation to monitor the transplant engraftment or to detect an imminent rejection of the graft at an early stage. Molecular chimerism analysis is carried out by the detection of deletion/insertion polymorphisms, which are extremely suitable for analysis by allele-specific qPCR technology as compared to other DN detecting deletion/insertion polymorphisms, which are extremely suitable for analysis by allele-specific qPCR technology A-sequence motifs.

Following the identification of patient and donor informative DIP loci using the Mentype® DIPscreen application, quantitative chimerism analysis can be performed by using the corresponding Mentype® DIPquant singleplex assays. The flexible assay format allows the analysis of individual samples and large sample quantities with minimal material expenditure. Since the high sensitivity of the qPCR method is associated with limited accuracy in the field of mixed chimerism, it is advisable to analyze samples with mixed chimerism by using the Mentype® DIPscreen kit (Guideline on Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation of the German Association for Bone Marrow and Blood Cell Transplantation, Bader et al., 2016).

Product References

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Ordering Information

Mentype® DIPquant (allele specific assays, Reference)

Size: 25 reactions
Cat. No.: 45-015xx*-0025
Status: CE-IVD

* xx describes the locus specific ordering number

Mentype® DIPquant Reference

Size: 100 reactions
Cat. No.: 45-01591-0100
Status: CE-IVD

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