Mycoplasma contamination in cell culture remains a leading problem in the industry.
It is estimated that 10% – 70% of all cell cultures used today may be infected without any visible conditions to tell otherwise. It is important to screen for this pesky microbe to keep your research legitimate.
At VRL, we have optimized our real-time PCR assay to detect as little as 1 – 10 organisms. Results normally report within 24 – 48 hours. Commercially available kits cannot always be trusted and most can only detect 100 or more organisms. This is a drastically lower sensitivity which could lead to false negatives – missed contamination.
Don’t risk the hard work you’ve put into your research to have it all go to waste with Mycoplasma contamination. Let VRL give your research a clean bill of health!