MeltPro® MTB/EMB Test Kit
MeltPro® Mycobacterium tuberculosis Ethambutol-resistance Mutation Test Kit
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Ethambutol-resistance Mutation Test is suitable for rapid, qualitative
detection of ethambutol-resistance mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Ethambutol-resistance Mutation Test is based on the Probe-based Melting
Curve Analysis. According to the change in Tm value between targets and the corresponding wild-type
probe sequences, the test detects the mutations in embB codons 306, 368, 378, 380, 406, 497, which
reports ethambutol-resistance information.
Detection region: Mutations in embB codons 306, 368, 378, 380, 406, 497
(coverage rate: 75%-95% of all resistance mutants)
Principle of Probe-Based Melting Curve Analysis
Probe-based melting curve analysis is based on melting temperature generated by thermal denaturation of
the probe-target hybrid. Melting curve plot of fluorescence (F) versus temperature (T) is transformed into
melting peak by plotting -dF/dT versus temperature. The hybridization probe with fully matched wild-type
target gives the highest Tm value. With matched mutant-type target, it gives the lower T m value.
Mutation is detected as Tm deviation (△Tm ) compared to the wild-type hybrid.
Intended use: CFDA approved in China for clinical use, CE marked for IVD use in Europe.
|Sample||Cultured Mycobacterium tuberculosis specimens or sputum samples|
|PCR instrument||Zeesan SLAN96|
|Shelf Life||12 months|
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