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Old 01-30-2020, 08:29 AM   #1
myourshaw
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Question How to get variant allele frequency for internal tandem duplications from Pindel?

I'm using the latest version of Pindel (0.2.5b9, 20160729) for somatic DNA to detect internal tandem duplications (ITDs) at variant allele frequencies (VAFs) in the range of 5% and greater. The vcf files produced by pindel2vcf always report 0 as the allele depth (AD) for the reference allele. Supposedly Pindel's VCFs also have a "reference depth" metric (RD) but this is not actually reported.

I cannot find anything in the raw Pindel output (such as the _TD file) that corresponds to an allele frequency or reference depth.

One (ugly) idea I have is to get total depth from something like GATK's DepthOfCoverage and divide that by Pindel's alt allele depth?

Is there a more elegant/correct solution to this issue?
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