Product: GenoType Mycobacterium AS

A test system for the detection and differentiation of 19 clinically relevant NTM from cultivated material

Cat No. IM298

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are a group of ubiquitous bacteria in the environment. In contrast to M. tuberculosis and M. leprae, NTM are opportunistic pathogens that can cause distinctive clinical patterns in immunocompromised patients (e.g. HIV) or patients with pre-existing pulmonary disease. The treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterioses is often complex and depends on the particular mycobacteria species.

In the last few years, the incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterioses has increased worldwide, particularly in countries with low tuberculosis (TB) prevalence. Therefore, reliable and rapid molecular genetic laboratory diagnostics are the prerequisite of an adequate therapy and prevention measures.

Starting from a positive (solid or liquid) culture result, GenoType Mycobacterium AS permits the rapid and reliable differentiation of clinically relevant NTM species.

Your benefits with GenoType Mycobacterium AS
With one single test procedure numerous clinically relevant mycobacteria species can be identified.
By combining it with GenoType Mycobacterium CM, additional important NTM can be detected using the same PCR product.
Fast Results are obtained within only 5 hrs.
High sensitivity allows the identification of different mycobacteria species in one single sample and the detection of weak-positive cultures

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