Why is 30X better?

At Dante Labs we ensure the highest levels of accuracy through clinical-grade whole genome sequencing*. 

By meeting clinical standards, healthcare professionals are able to confidently use your raw data results to determine a diagnosis or to establish an effective treatment plan.

*Dante Genomics will provide over 96 gigabytes of sequencing data, equivalent to a 30X Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) in human samples, with a physiological bacterial contamination at levels ranging from 1% to 2% of the total DNA.

What Does 30X Coverage Mean?

Coverage refers to the number of times the sequencing machine sequences your genome.
Each cycle of reading the sequences that make up a DNA is equivalent to 1X coverage, so 30X coverage means your genome is read on average 30 times.

You may be wondering why so many repeats are necessary. Well, it’s important to keep in mind that with 6 billion letters in your genome, even a 99.9% accurate sequencing machine would result in 600,000 potential errors. 

Every time the machine repeats the sequencing process, the margin of error decreases and level of accuracy increases.