Generally speaking, the accuracy of the reports reflects the accuracy of raw data in combination with the accuracy of third party databases, the accuracy of
our algorithms that interpet this data, and the accuracy of our filtering. While consumer genomic data definitely has its share of accuracy
issues, accuracy is much better than some of the news articles makes it out to be. If you go by reprodicubility measures, the reproducibility of BeadChip
Arrays is around 99.99% or greater. Reproducibility is not the only factor in determining accuracy, but high reproducibility is very important for
high accuracy. Despite the reproducibility, consumer genome data has a lot of miscalls, so a lot of filtering has to be done on our end.
The accuracy of Whole Genome and Whole Exome Sequencing (WGS/WES) data can vary. Accuracy of non-low-pass WGS/WES data should exceed the accuracy of any
consumer genomic BeadChip array as long as the provider of the VCF uses a good variant caller with good filtering strategies. Data with higher depth
(30x and greater) is going to be more accurate and more represenative of the whole genome. Furthermore, the accuracy of data may not be very good if
you or your provider are using poor filtering strategies. By default, we trust PASS filters on VCF files. If a VCF is not filtered or PASS filters are not
present, we use a very basic universal filter that relies on QUAL (Quality) and DP (Depth), which is better than nothing. If you want to run all of your data
through GenVue Discovery regardless of quality, you or your provider must put PASS filters on all variants in your VCF file.
When interpreting variants, we may swap the reference and alternate allele if the reference allele represents the risk allele. This can be especially true for
Drug Response section (note: We currently aren't doing this as of writing this, but we may do this at any point). There are no guarantees of report accuracy or lack of programmatical errors in interpretation of the data.