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Mycoplasma Testing Service

Mycoplasma contamination is a long-standing problem that can lead to erroneous data, misinterpreted results, and extensive costs. The best protection against these bacteria is to quickly identify contaminated cultures and reagents through routine testing.

Option 1:
Mycoplasma PCR Testing Service
Option 2:
Mycoplasma Direct & Indirect
Culture Testing Service
ATCC Number

ATCC® 136-XV™

Order Service

ATCC® 119-X™

Schedule Testing

* This service is available to our USA and Canada customers only

Sample Format FTA collection card and kit provided Live cell culture
Schedule Testing No Yes
Test Method Universal Mycoplasma Detection Kit
(ATCC® 30-1012K™)
used to amplify material eluted from FTA paper
Direct culture method uses broth and agar
Indirect culture method uses
Hoechst DNA staining
Protocol PCR FDA Points to Consider
Result Type Qualitative (Positive/Negative) Qualitative (Positive/Negative)
Delivery PDF reports emailed PDF reports emailed
Report within 5 business days Direct culture results in 4 to 5 weeks
Indirect culture results in 7 to 10 business days
Advantages

Rapid, Reproducible, Sensitive

Can detect a broad range of mycoplasma species, including non-culturable strains

Cost-effective

Sensitive

Detects viable cells, indicating an active infection

Indirect culture enables the detection of non-culturable mycoplasma strains

Mycoplasma Submission Instructions Form