remains the leading cause worldwide of zoonotic disease in humans, surpassing Salmonella
infections. Moreover, cases are still believed to be underreported. Often causing the same symptoms as Salmonella
, such as mild to severe diarrhea, Campylobacter
infections can also be an infectious trigger for the more serious Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
A distinct seasonality is also associated with Campylobacteriosis, and as days get warmer, a higher number of infections are reported. Campylobacters are carried in the intestinal tract of a variety of healthy wild and domestic animals especially birds. Surveys of raw retail chickens in different countries have shown that contaminations ranged anywhere from 11% to over 80%.
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iQ-Check Campylobacter is a rapid solution for screening and determining the presence or absence of Campylobacter in poultry samples.
iQ-Check kits are based on automated real-time polymerase chain reaction (RTi-PCR) and detection, using specific probes for high accuracy and specificity of results. Other kits available are for Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp;, and E.coli O157:H7.
All kits have the same thermal protocol, so assays can be run at the same time on either a low throughput 48-well MiniOpticon™ or high throughput 96-well Chromo4™ systems.
- Fast, next-day results for Campylobacter spp.
- High specificity with probes and primers
- Same thermal protocol as other iQ-Check kits
- Systems available for low and high throughput labs