The DiaPlexC™ MTC/NTM Detection Kit is designed to detect single infection and co-infection of MTC&NTM using multiplex PCR technology which can detect multiple specific target genes in a single PCR.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is a pathogenic bacterial species and the causative agent of most cases of tuberculosis. Along with MTB, 5 other species, which are generally known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC), are regarded as common infectious agents causing tuberculosis. That is why it is necessary to detect MTC, along with MTB. Additionally, Non-tuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM) usually causes lung infections that mimic tuberculosis resulting in a potential misdiagnosis. Thus, the identification of a single infecion or co-infection of MTC and NTM is required for appropriate treatment.
Sputum, Gastric lavage, Blood, Body fluids
Tissue biopsy, Cultured or Isolated cells.
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex (MTC) of 5 species
Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM) of 20 species
HotStart PCR System: Ultra highly-specific and sensitive results.
DnaFree™ System: No host genomic DNA contamination.
UDG System: No carryover contamination.
Multiplex PCR: Multiple targets in a single reaction.
Reliable System: Automatic PCR control.
Easy-to-use Master Mix: Just add the template and primer.
2X Multiplex PCR Smart Mix
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