Microbial DNA qPCR Multi-Assay Kits
For real-time PCR-based, application-specific microbial identification or profiling; includes 3–6 assay tubes in one box for 20 reactions
Microbial DNA qPCR Multi-Assay Kits are a complete solution for real-time PCR-based microbial detection. Microbial DNA qPCR Multi-Assay Kits contain a panel of Microbial DNA qPCR Assays, which are a mix of two PCR primers (10 µM each) and one 5′-hydrolysis probe (5 µM) that enable quantitative real-time PCR. The kit also contains everything required for a successful qPCR run, including Microbial DNA Positive Control, Positive PCR Control, Microbial DNA-Free Water and Microbial qPCR Mastermix.
What is the difference between microbial identification and profiling? Identification is determining the microbe’s presence or absence in your sample which requires running a No Template Control during your analysis. Profiling is determining the microbe’s relative expression in two or more experimental conditions for which you will need to run a reference sample and a normalizer (provided by QIAGEN).
Lower limit of quantification (LLOQ)The LLOQ is the lowest concentration of template that still falls into the linear range of the standard curve (see figure, Limit of detection versus lower limit of quantification). Across all Microbial DNA qPCR Assays, 93% have an LLOQ of <100 gene copies (see figure, The LLOQ for all Microbial DNA qPCR Assays reveals high sensitivity). 92% of microbial identification assays meet this LLOQ, as do 95% of virulence factor gene assays and 97% of antibiotic resistance gene assays (see figures, The LLOQ for microbial identification Microbial DNA qPCR Assays reveals high sensitivity, The LLOQ for virulence factor genes Microbial DNA qPCR Assays reveals high sensitivity, and The LLOQ for antibiotic resistance genes Microbial DNA qPCR Assays reveals high sensitivity).
SpecificityEach Microbial DNA qPCR Assay is stringently tested to ensure that it detects only one target species or gene (see figure, Microbial DNA qPCR Assays are highly specific). For assays that do detect more than one target, a list of detected targets and in silico predictions is included on the product sheet.
This specificity is maintained even when samples have high species complexity, such as in stool, sputum, and plaque (see figure, Microbial DNA qPCR Assays display high sensitivity even in complex metagenomic samples).
Microbial DNA qPCR Assays are designed to detect bacterial 16S rRNA gene and fungal ribosomal rRNA gene sequences for species identification, as well as detecting virulence factor genes and antibiotic resistance genes using PCR amplification primers and hydrolysis-probe detection.
The procedure for Microbial DNA qPCR Multi-Assay Kits is simple, and can be performed in any laboratory with a real-time PCR instrument. DNA is isolated from the sample using the appropriate QIAamp kit, and PCR reactions are set up using the appropriate Microbial qPCR Mastermix for the PCR instrument. Three control reactions are prepared for each sample, including Positive PCR Control, No Template Control, and the Microbial DNA Positive Control, as well as the Microbial DNA qPCR Assays. Real-time PCR is performed and data is analyzed using web-based data analysis software or Excel templates.
Microbial DNA qPCR Multi-Assay Kits are highly suited for the detection of related bacterial or fungal species, or microbial genes for antibiotic resistance or virulence factors, from a variety of samples.
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