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Respiratory Infections

MycoTB™

Processing device for mycobacteria detection

With MycoTB™ you can take care of all the steps needed for mycobacteria detection in respiratory tract and extra-pulmonary specimens – fluidization, decontamination, concentration – with a safe, easy, and ready-to-use kit.

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Processing

Get to the point in less than 15 minutes

You just need 3 to 10 minutes of incubation at RT to fluidify and decontaminate the sample. A 5-minute centrifuge, supernatant removal, and resuspension will get your sample ready for solid or liquid culture or molecular assay.

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Components

An all-in-one kit

Each step of the sample preparation phase is easier, safer, and faster, thanks to the single use kit, pre-measured reagents and tubes requiring no further in-lab preparations.
MycoTB™ is your optimal solution to reduce contamination risks during the handling phase, in-house preparation costs, and reagent waste.

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Key features

An all-in-one purpose for a myriad of advantages.

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Versatile

Processes solid and liquid samples prior to solid and liquid culture or molecular assays.

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Easy-to-use and safe reagents

Cap color code and letter for rapid identification of kit components, graduated reaction tube with safe-lock.

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Rapid and controlled processing

Fluidification and decontamination in less than 3 minutes. Thanks to the integrated pH indicator, you can visually check the perfect timing to pass to the next stage.

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Long shelf stability

MycoTB™ can be stored at Room Temperature until use or the expiration date.

Into the Line

This product line groups a variety of product codes, each optimized to address specific needs.
Check here the summary of these features and contact us to discover the product code that best suits your need-mix and available in your Country.

Collection Sites

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  • Sputum and induced sputum
  • Bronchial aspirate or bronchial lavage
  • Extrapulmonary
  • Urine
  • Cavitary fluids
  • Gastric aspirate
  • Biopsy
  • Lymph nodes
  • Purulent exudate

Fields of Application

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  • Respiratory

Downstream Application

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  • Mycobacterial culture
  • PCR
  • Smear microscopy
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Suggested uses table. Please refer to your GLP procedures to choose the most appropriate device. The use of this product in association with diagnostic kits or instrumentation should be internally validated by the user.

Scientific Mentions

Always faithful to our scientific approach, we are eager to hear the proof of the success of our efforts and commitment.

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European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 2017 – De Geyter D. et al.

The Myco-TB™ decontamination method is easy and rapid to perform. It is more sensitive for culture as compared to the Zephiran method and gives lower contamination levels when combined with the MGIT™ technique.

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New Microbiologica 2020 – Bisognin F. et al.

Samples decontaminated with Myco-TB™ were suitable for molecular assays, i.e., Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay and Genotype CMdirec.

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New Microbiologica 2020 – Bisognin F. et al.

The rapid protocol (3 minutes) reduces the turnaround time compared to MycoPrep; however, longer time of decontamination (up to 10 minutes) with the Myco-TB™ solution did not affect MTBc detection.

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Comparison of MycoPrep and the new MYCO-TB kit: rapid and efficient digestion and decontamination of respiratory specimens for the detection of Mycobacteria

Francesco Bisognin

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