Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis detection and differentiation

Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis most commonly attacks the lungs (as pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system, the lymphatic system, the circulatory system, the genitourinary system, bones, joints and even the skin. Other mycobacteria such as M. bovis, M. africanum and M. microti can also cause tuberculosis.

Early diagnosis of tuberculosis makes effective treatment possible and increases the probability of good clinical outcome owing to quite effective antituberculosis therapy. However tuberculosis diagnosis has certain difficulties. The application of molecular biology methods allows to overcome these difficulties, but due to the biological peculiarities of this microorganism and immune response of human organism, tuberculosis cannot be diagnosed by one method only. The development of tests to differentiate between infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mycobacterium bovis and vaccination with M. bovis BCG could greatly assist in the diagnosis of early infection as well as enhance the use of tuberculosis vaccines on a wider scale.

TB kits

TB15-50FRT

SA, RG, iQ, SC, MX, A, IL, B, LC

MTB Real-TM

Complete Real Time Test with DNA-Sorb-B extraction kit

R

CE

50

2 х102 copies/ml

B15-50FRT

SA, RG, iQ, SC, MX, A, IL, B, LC

MTB Real-TM

Real Time Amplification kit

R

CE

50

2 х102 copies/ml

TB41-50FRT

SA, RG, iQ, SC, MX, A, IL, B

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Diff Real-TM

Complete Test with Magno-Sorb-Tub extraction kit

R

CE

50

5 х102 copies/ml

B41-50FRT

SA, RG, iQ, SC, MX, A, IL, B

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Diff Real-TM

Real Time Amplification kit

R

CE

50

5 х102 copies/ml