BAX® faster Campylobacter screener for poultry

Thursday 25 January 2007

A fast solution with quantitative results.

Campylobacter is a worldwide public health concern and the leading cause of enteric illness in the US. Ingesting even low doses (less than 500 cells) can cause Campylobacteriosis, with clinical complications that include arthritis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Although C. jejuni is responsible for 90% of these infections, C. coli and C. lari are also harmful to humans. These bacteria are carried in the intestinal tracts of animals, especially birds.
Now get faster, quantified results with the BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for Campylobacter jejuni/coli/lari . - Detects and quantifies all three species in the same sample - Less than 90 minutes processing time - Next-day results for enriched samples - Same-day results for highly contaminated samples without enrichment - Validated on poultry carcass rinses and ready-to-eat products - Sensitivity as low as 104 cfu/mL - Excellent inclusivity/exclusivity - Developed in alliance with Applied Biosystems

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