abTES™ Solutions for MTB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in humans. Worldwide, the incidence of TB is about eight million and about three million people die each year. TB usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air, when people who have the disease cough, sneeze, or spit. Of the members of MTB complex, M. tuberculosis and M. africanum are pathogenic in humans only. M. bovis, M. microti and M. pinnipedii, though etiologic agents of tuberculosis in cows, voles, and seals respectively, are known to infect TB in humans as well.

  • A real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) kit for the detection of MTB complex (M. tuberculosis, M. africanum, M. bovis, M. bovis BCG, M. microti, and M. pinnipedii).
  • Contains all the necessary PCR reagents for rapid, sensitive and reproducible real-time detection of the various members of MTB complex using highly specific primer pairs and double-dye hydrolysis probes.
  • An Internal Control (IC) is also supplied to check for possible PCR inhibition.