Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) qPCR Kit

Catalogue Number: MD05841-NZY

Type:qPCR Kits
Shipping Condition:RT
Storage Condition:-70°C
Unit(s): 100 reactions
Application: qPCR


Description: Group B Streptococcus (GBS), also known as Streptococcus agalactiae, is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive bacteria with a tendency to form chains. In general, GBS is a harmless commensal bacterium being part of the human microbiota colonizing the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract of up to 30% of healthy human adults (asymptomatic carriers). Nevertheless, GBS can cause severe invasive infections especially in newborns, elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. This bacterium is also a common veterinary pathogen since it can cause bovine mastitis (inflammation of the udder) in dairy cows. Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) qPCR Kit is designed for the in vitro detection of GBS genomes. The kit is built to have the broadest possible detection profile whilst remaining specific to GBS. Thus, this kit has been designed for the specific (inclusivity) and exclusive (exclusivity) in vitro detection of this species. The primers and probe sequences have very high (>95%) homology with a broad range of GBS genomes based on a comprehensive bioinformatic analysis with all reference data within the NCBI database. Other closely related species are not detected. Real-time PCR detection methods have been used in several studies to identify GBS genomes (Bergseng H. et al 2007). If required, a complementary kit for the detection of an endogenous gene of the species from which samples are being extracted is available at NZYTech (see Human). The complementary usage of an Endogenous Detection reaction provides a solid confirmation that nucleic acids were properly extracted from the selected biological matrix. If you require further information or have a specific question about the detection profile of this kit, please send an e-mail to and our scientific team will answer your question. This kit is designed to be used by trained users in a suitable molecular biology laboratory environment.

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Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) qPCR Kit is designed for the in vitro detection of GBS genomes.


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