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Elucigene DPYD assay is a simple genotyping test that can identify patients with DPD deficiency allowing an alternative treatment to be offered

DPYD Genotyping
5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is a chemotherapy agent used to treat a range of cancers including colorectal, head and neck, breast, pancreatic and stomach cancer. 5-FU is metabolized by the dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase enzyme (DPD) which is encoded by the DPYD gene.

Several variants within DPYD have been described that lead to reduced or abolished DPD activity. Patients with these variants are at an increased risk of severe or fatal 5-FU toxicity. Therefore, implementation of DPD deficiency screening by genotyping will allow a more accurate prediction of toxicity and chemotherapeutic response.

DPYD Kit Image
Allelic VariantrsIDNucleotide ChangeProtein ChangeAllele Function
*2A rs3918290 c.1905+1G>A N/A No Function
*13 rs55886062 c.1679T>G p.I560S No Function
N/A rs67376798 c.2846A>T p.D949V Decreased
HapB3 rs75017182

Clinical Guidelines

The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Consortium (CPIC) published a new guideline in 2017 for DPYD genotyping and they recommend testing for the 6 SNPs outlined above. The CPIC guidelines also recommend 5-FU dose based on DPYD genotype.
For further information, please follow this link https://cpicpgx.org/guidelines/guideline-for-fluoropyrimidines-and-dpyd/

Key Features

  • Targeted detection of 6 SNPs in the DPYD gene
  • Two tube assay
    • Tube 1 detects the defined mutations
    • Tube 2 detects the corresponding wildtype sequences to detect heterozygotes
    • STR markers are included in each tube to aid sample identification
  • Ready to use reagents
  • Simple data interpretation
  • Rapid turnaround time
    • Fits with cancer treatment pathway
    • 1 day TAT
    • Minimal hands on time
    • PCR – approx. 3 hours
    • Capillary electrophoresis – 1 hour
One PCR Illustration


  • One or two tube analysis
  • Tube A: mutation detection and polyT status
  • Tube B: wildtype detection
  • Simple PCR set-up
  • Reduced hands on time
One Analysis Illustration

One Analysis

  • No post-PCR manipulation
  • Compatible with ABI 3*** Genetic Analysers
  • Highly multiplexed 5 dye chemistry
  • Rapid Analysis
One Report Illustration

One Report

  • GeneMarker software application
  • Easy data review and analysis
  • Informative single page reporting
  • No data transfer required

Ordering Information

Kit NameDescriptionPlatformCatalogue Code 

Elucigene DPYD, CE-IVD

DPYD screen testing for *2A, *13, c.2846A>T, HapB3

Genetic Analyser


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