After the quality control assessment, 1.5 µg of cRNA is mixed with the hybridization controls and it is hybridized to the array. The array is hybridized for 16 hours in a hybridization oven with a rocking platform at 58°C. The array chip then goes through a series of washes before it is stained with streptavidin-Cy3. After the staining, it goes through a final wash and drying. The array is scanned using the Illumina BeadArray reader.