While the majority of our analyses are carried out to detect the presence of M.bovis and M.paratuberculosis, Actiphage® is able to detect most other mycobacterial species and has been successfully applied to samples from multiple animal origins including bovine, non-bovine and exotic species.
6-hour assay. For the rapid and highly sensitive detection of the presence of live mycobacteria in multiple tissue types, including blood and milk. This kit provides 50 reactions.
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VIDEO: How to conduct Actiphage Rapid (2:38 minutes)
48-hour assay. For the sensitive and specific identification of live mycobacterial infection in a range of tissue types, including blood and milk. This kit provides 50 reactions.
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VIDEO: How to conduct Actiphage Core (8:35 minutes)
PCR kits for molecular read-out using Actiphage
Following the Actiphage Rapid and/or Core assays, we recommend DNA clean-up of samples using Zymo DNA Clean and Recovery, or NEB DNA Clean up. Resulting DNA is amenable to PCR and other molecular read-outs. Real-time PCR kits, suitable for use with Actiphage, are available to order.
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Sample testing service
PBD Biotech also provides a sample testing service. More information is available on our mycobacterial diagnostics service page.