digitalPCR: Estimate copy number and assay sensitivity from dPCR serial...

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) Examples

View source: R/digitalPCR.R

Description

The assay sensitivity is the minimum number of copies that the digital PCR assay can detect. Users provide serial dilution results in the format of counts of positive and total reaction wells. The output is the estimated assay sensitivity and the copy number per well in the initial dilute.

Usage

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digitalPCR(pos, neg, dilution, Nboot, single.copy = c("FALSE", "TRUE"), upper.copy=100)

Arguments

pos

a numeric vector of number of positive reactions in the order of dilutions

neg

a numeric vector of number of negative reactions in the order of dilutions

dilution

a numeric vector of folds of dilutions relative to the initial dilution

Nboot

number of bootstrapping

single.copy

character tells whether the assay is assumed single-copy sensitive. default "FALSE"

upper.copy

the upper bound of copy number in highest concentration

Details

the pos, neg and dilution vector must be in the same order from high to low concentrations.

Value

The returned value is a list of four components:

mean copy number

mean copy number

sd copy number

standard deviation of copy number

copy numbers

bootstrapped copy number estimates

thresholds

bootstrapped assay sensitivity estimates

Author(s)

Xutao Deng

Examples

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#dilution at 1,2,4,8 fold
pos=c(221,97,39,14)
dilution=c(1,2,4,8)
neg=384-pos
#note in practice, set this 100 or larger
Nboot=10 

result1=digitalPCR(pos, neg, dilution,  Nboot)
print (paste(result1$"mean copy number", result1$"sd copy number"))
hist(result1$"thresholds",xlim=c(-2,10))

#the following example contains only 1 dilution
result2=digitalPCR(230, 355, 1,  Nboot, "TRUE")

digitalPCR documentation built on May 29, 2017, 3:40 p.m.