The world’s fastest, cheapest typing system for Campylobacter

The world’s fastest, cheapest typing system for Campylobacter

Campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported cause of human bacterial gastroenteritis in the world. Sound identification of infectious sources requires subtyping, but the most widely used methods have turnaround times measured in days and require specialist equipment and skills. A multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification-binary typing (MBiT) assay was developed for subtyping Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli.

MBiT is highly responsive, offering:

  • Results within six hours
  • Hundreds of strains typable within 24 hours
  • Resolution better than MLST, comparable to PFGE
  • Affordable at ten Euros per sample
  • Relevant results-based on presence/absence key virulence genes
  • Can be used in outbreak investigations or source attribution studies
  • Use on single colonies or PFGE plugs
  • No complex software required, data exchanged by email
  • Developed by leading researchers, published in peer-reviewed journals

For more:

www.mbit-typing.org (external link)

www.mlpa.com (external link)