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Microsart® Validation Standard Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Microsart® Validation Standards are quantified CFU preparations, containing 10 CFU per vial, optimized for validating the robustness and sensitivity of NAT-based tests.

Order Number:  SMB95-2014

Availability:  On Request

European Pharmacopoeia 2.6.7 Mycoplasmas requires validation of sensitivity and robustness with respect to sample matrix. In addition, the method shall show a performance equal or better to the classical cultivation procedure. As most test and cell culture labs are frighten to cultivate mycoplasma, such comparison is not easy to accomplish.

Microsart® Validation Standards are not infectious and therefore safe in use. They are titrated to 10 CFU/ml, the sensitivity limit for NAT-based methods like PCR to replace the traditional culture method.

The mycoplasma cells used for the manufacture of Microsart® Validation Standard are low passage reference strains cultivated in culture broth described in EP 2.6.7. The cultures are harvested in the early logarithmic phase of the growth to avoid an atypical high ratio of dead mycoplasma particles, titrated immediately in culture broth and plated on Hayflick and Frey medium for quantification based on colony forming units (CFU).


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Product properties

  • Primary Product Type
    Kits & Assays
  • Quantity
  • Species
    Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Technical attributes

  • What you receive
    3 vials with 10 CFU lyophilized` 2 vials negative control lyophilized
  • Application
    Mycoplasma Detection
  • Regulations
    For EP 2.6.7 compliant validation
  • Detection Method
  • Additional Required Components
    qPCR cycler` PCR reaction tubes` Centrifuge for 1.5 ml PCR tubes` Pipettes` Extraction Kit` PCR kit