qPCR Detection Kit
Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted, pathogenic bacterium that lives on the mucous epithelial cells of the urinary and genital tracts in humans. It causes urethritis in both men and woman, and also cervicitis and pelvic inflammation in women. It presents clinically similar symptoms to that of Chlamydia trachomatis infection and has shown higher incidence rates, compared to both Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections in some populations. Furthermore, it also increases the risk factor for HIV spread with higher occurrences in those previously treated with the azithromycin antibiotics.
1 × Nuclease-Free Water
1 × 2xMasterMix qPCR Probe
1 × Oligos Set
1 × Positive Control
-25°C to -15°C
Did you know...?
Mycoplasma genitalium is an unusual bacterium that lacks a cell wall and is responsible for genitourinary infections in both sexes. It causes a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that is very often asymptomatic. This prevents effective diagnosis and treatment implementation. The complications of Mycoplasma genitalium infection can be serious, including infertility.
Why knowledge about Mycoplasma genitalium is important?
Mycoplasma genitalium in women usually causes bacterial vaginosis, with symptoms characteristic of this disease, such as itching around the perineum, burning urethra, profuse, abnormal discharge, prolonged menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods, discomfort during intercourse. Among the symptoms of Mycoplasma genitalium infection in women are also those indicative of urethritis. Mycoplasma genitalium infections are particularly dangerous during pregnancy. In men, genital mycoplasma most often causes the so-called non-gonococcal urethritis, which manifests itself in the manner typical of inflammation of the urethra: unusual discharge from the urethra, stinging or burning in the urethra, pain or burning when urinating, discomfort during intercourse.
How the test is performed?
The test is performed using a molecular biology technique – the PCR method (polymerase chain reaction), which detects the genetic material of the bacteria. Due to the high requirements of the microorganism for in vitro culture, PCR may be a reliable and simpler method of confirming the infection. SNP analysis using our reagents is fast and accurate. Following the IFU included in the kit, the lab technician can easily interpret the results. The reaction lasts about 45 min, and the temperature-time profile is selected so that the laboratory can analyze several genes simultaneously using one device. Ready-to-use reagents are included in the kit. It is enough for the lab technician to add each of them in the right proportion and the reaction is ready. Quickly, easily and professionally.
Why is it worth doing a genetic test?
Quick diagnosis will enable the implementation of treatment. Only by means of a genetic test are we able to detect the presence of the pathogen with 100% accuracy.
What can be done after the test result?
A professional approach to the client will inspire his trust and ignite the desire to learn about their genes. Without the need for sequencing, you can access information about many DNA fragments that affect key parameters of our lives and including specific pathogens.