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Table 1 Affymetrix quality metrics for all fingerstick samples.

From: Whole genome transcript profiling from fingerstick blood samples: a comparison and feasibility study

Donor Collection Scale Factor Background % Present GAPDH 3'/5' B-actin 3'/5'
1 Fingerstick 1 4.51 31.1 44.7 32.2 158.6
1 fingerstick 2 2.76 29.9 52.4 7.7 29.4
2 fingerstick 1 2.58 31.9 52.8 6.6 13.3
2 fingerstick 2 2.25 32.1 54.2 6.2 19.7
3 fingerstick 1 2.70 30.8 52.7 4.3 6.6
3 fingerstick 2 2.23 30.2 54.3 5.8 15.0
4 fingerstick 1 2.77 31.2 53.1 5.3 8.8
4 fingerstick 2 2.13 30.2 53.8 6.3 16.8
5 fingerstick 1 2.82 29.7 53.3 4.9 6.9
5 fingerstick 2 2.25 30.9 53.5 7.5 19.1
Average   2.7 30.8 52.5 8.7 29.4
SD   0.7 0.8 2.8 8.3 45.9