BactoReal® Kit Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex is a real-time PCR assay for detection of DNA of
Mycobacterium species belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, MTBC (M. tuberculosis, M.
bovis, M. caprae, M. canetti, M. africanum and M. microti). This test was developed and validated for the ABI PRISM® 7500 (Fast) instrument (Life Technologies), LightCycler® 480 (Roche) and Mx3005P® (Agilent), but is also suitable for other real-time PCR instruments. This test allows the rapid and sensitive detection of DNA of members of the MTBC purified from bronchoalveolar lavage, pleural fluid, nasopharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, liquor, sputum, urine, whole blood, tissue and paraffine blocks (e.g. with the QIAamp DNA Mini Kit extraction methods).