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PCR detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and its resistances against fluoroquinolones and ethambutol

AID TB Modul FQ / EMB PCR kit – highly sensitive and specific for antibiotic resistances of TB


Suitable for culture and clinical specimens

The incidence of multidrug resistant and extremely drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a serious threat to worldwide TB control. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is caused by strains resistant to at least Isoniazid (INH) and Rifampin (RIF), the two most powerful first-line Anti-TB drugs.

Strains, which cause extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), are not only resistant to INH and RIF but also to at least any Fluoroquinolone (FQ) and one of the second-line injectable drugs Amikacin, Kanamycin and Capreomycin.

Resistant TB is more difficult to treat than drug-susceptible TB, there are stronger adverse effects, therapy is more expensive and the patient is more likely to stay infectious for a longer period of time.

Rapid tests that detect resistances are necessary for early initiation of effective therapy. Culture tests can take several weeks.


  • Detection of Mycobacteria of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and its resistances to Fluoroquinolones und Ethambutol
  • For culture and clinical specimens
  • High sensitivity and specificity for antibiotic resistances of TB
  • Modular system of the test:
    Module 1: INH/RIF
    Module 2: Aminoglycoside
    Module 3: FQ/EMB
  • Results within 4 hours
  • Suited for automated systems
  • Control bands on every strip shows correct DNA isolation, amplification and hybridization
  • Evaluation and documentation with AID scanner and software
  • RDB 2187


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