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Mycoplasma testing using MycoAlert

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  1. Material analysis service


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  2. Resource Description
    "This test is extremely rapid, highly sensitive and is generic for all common mycoplasma strains. Mycoplasma have unique metabolic processes that derive energy from their host cells. The method specifically detects enzymes involved in mycoplasma metabolism that are absent in host cells. By using substrates for the mycoplasma specific enzymes, ADP is converted to ATP. The resultant ATP is conveniently detected using the bioluminescent reaction catalyzed by the Firefly Luciferase enzyme. Any increase in light output from this reaction, as measured by a luminometer, will indicate the presence of mycoplasma. We run a mycoplasma test every Friday morning. Please note that samples should arrive at our facility by Thursday afternoon before 4:30 pm to be included in Friday’s testing. You will receive results that Friday afternoon."
  3. Service Fee URL
  4. Contact
    Baxter, Sabine
  5. Service Provided by
    Cell Center Services Facility (Penn)
  6. Website(s)
  7. Related Technique
    Mycoplasma testing
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  4. creator
    apizarro (Angel Pizarro)
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