Oxoid, marketing partner for the DuPont Qualicon Bax system in Europe, Australia and Canada, announces the launch of the new Bax real time PCR assay for Campylobacter
Most current screening procedures for Campylobacter are culture-based, take at least three days for a result and do not differentiate between species without additional investigational work. The new Bax real time campylobacter assay allows:. Differentiation between the pathogenic species C jejuni, C coli and C lari.
Quantification of three campylobacter species.
Same day results for highly contaminated samples (direct protocol).
Next day/two day results for samples requiring enrichment.
Campylobacter infection is a worldwide public health concern and is the leading cause of enteric illness in many countries.