MycoAlert Mycoplasma Detection Kit

Quickly test if your cell cultures are infected with Mycoplasma

  • Test for Mycoplasma contamination in 20 minutes

  • Detects >44 mycoplasma species, including Mycoplasma hominis

  • Simple & fast Mycoplasma detection assay: no DNA extraction

  • Sensitive bioluminescent assay

  • No interference with bacteria (not lysed), fungi or yeast

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Comparison of mycoplasma detection tests

MycoAlert Agar culture test PCR methods Hoechst stain
< 20 minutes 2-3 weeks 4-5 hours Up to days
  • Assay detects the activity of mycoplasma/mollicutes enzymes
  • Often done externally

 

  • Species detection depends on primer set
  • Also detects dead mycoplasma
  • Experience required
  • Risk of false positives

 

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