Convergys® POC RT-PCR Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex Detection Kit
for use with the Convergys® POC RT-PCR Nucleic Acid Detection System
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease which mainly affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body, including the abdomen and the nervous system.
It is caused by bacteria from a group which is referred to as the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), which includes Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis and M. africanum amongst others.
According to WHO, 9.9 million people worldwide fell ill with Tuberculosis in 2020. Parts of the world with high rates of TB include Africa, South Asia, China, Russia and South America.
The Convergys® POC RT-PCR Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex Detection Kit targets the two repetitive gene sequences IS6110 and IS1081, which are found exclusively within members of the MTBC, and thus can provide solid evidence for the presence of MTBC in your samples.