Lab Med Online.  2019 Apr;9(2):37-44. 10.3343/lmo.2019.9.2.37.

Essential Elements for Establishing Clinical Next-generation Sequencing Testing

  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Over the past decade, next-generation sequencing (NGS) has evolved at an astonishing pace and has revolutionized clinical medicine as well as genomics research. The rapid advancements in NGS technologies have been accompanied by accumulating evidence of the analytical and clinical validity, and clinical utility of NGS. NGS is used worldwide. This review provides medical technicians and laboratory physicians with the essential elements for establishing clinical NGS testing. Here the authors briefly describe the advantages and drawbacks of currently available NGS platforms, potential sources of error in NGS workflow, and reference materials.


Next-generation sequencing (NGS); Quality control (QC); Reference material (RM)
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