Product: GenoType MTBC

A Test System for the Differentiation of the Mycobactrium tuberculosis Complex

Cat No. IM301

TB is caused by the members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. The M. tuberculosis complex includes the species M. tuberculosis, M. africanum, M. bovis, M. microti and M. canettii, which can be furthermore divided into various subspecies. Above all, early identification of the pathogen is of crucial importance for a successful treatment as the knowledge of the respective species is crucial for the selection of suitable tuberculostatics.

The GenoType MTBC offers an essential time lead here, as time-consuming and costly biochemical analyses are replaced. The GenoType MTBC guarantees reliable identification of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) strain.
M. bovis causes TB in domestic and wild animals, but is also of significance in human medicine. Its distinction from M. tuberculosis using GenoType MTBC is particularly important for epidemiological reasons.
The GenoType MTBC also guarantees a reliable discrimination of M. africanum and M. microti against the other species of the complex.

Your benefits with GenoType MTBC
Can be performed from solid or liquid culture material.
Differentiation of all M. tuberculosis complex members with one simple and rapid assay.
Results are obtained within 5 hrs compared to several weeks with conventional methods

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