BactoReal® Kit Nocardia spp.

qPCR / Real Time PCR/ PCR
100 or 50 reactions
qPCR / Real Time PCR/ PCR

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Background: Nocardia is a genus of Grampositive, facultative intracellular bacteria belonging to the Actinomycetes. Nocardia species are found worldwide in soil, water and plants. This genus has 85 species, of these > 25 have been recognized as causes of human infections, and > 30 are responsible for animal diseases. Nocardia spp. cause opportunistic disease in humans and animals. Nocardiosis is an infectious disease affecting either the lungs, but it may spread to other organ systems, most often the brain and the skin. It may also involve the kidneys, joints, heart, eyes, and bones. Bovine mastitis is the most common clinical manifestation of nocardiosis among domestic ruminants. Nocardial mastitis is observed in dairy herds submitted to inadequate milking management and/or poor hygienic conditions in pre- and post-milking. The most important pathogenic species for humans and animals are N. asteroides complex, N. brasiliensis, N. pseudobrasiliensis, N. otitidiscaviarum, and N. transvalensis.

Description: BactoReal® Kit Nocardia spp. uses real-time PCR for the detection of the 16S rDNA gene of Nocardia spp. Our carefully designed primers and probe ensure highest sensitivity and specificity. The kit consists of an assay mix for the detection of the pathogen as well as a positive control and an internal positive control (IPC). To minimize PCR cross-contamination,the reaction mix included contains dUTP and uracil-N glycosylase (UNG).

Product Features:
- Amplification and detection: 16S rDNA gene of Nocardia spp.
- Real-time PCR with rapid hot-start Taq DNA polymerase
- ROX™ dye as passive reference
- Internal Positive Control System to exclude false-negative results
- Optimized to handle PCR inhibitors
- PCR- platforms: runs on all established standard real-time PCR- platforms
- Harmonized thermal profiles to run RNA and DNA samples simultaneously
- Kits format: 100 reactions or 50 reactions
- Channel Target: FAM; Channel IPC:VIC/HEX