Considering the importance of sample quality in the stages of diagnosing the cause of tuberculosis, Amirpayvand Research and Development Company (AP-RAD) aims to specifically identify mycobacteria (both Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and non-tuberculosis mycobacteria) by designed and manufactured a bacterial DNA extraction kit. This kit has the ability to extract the DNA with a high percentage of purity from the upper, lower respiratory samples and body fluids of patients who have signs and symptoms of the disease.
Mycobacterium, a member of the Mycobacteriaceae family, is the causative agent of important diseases such as tuberculosis, which has created a huge and global problem. The timely diagnosis of the infection caused by this bacterium depends on the correct and accurate diagnosis of the genome using the PCR method. To perform the test, the bacterial genetic material (DNA) must first be isolated or extracted. DNA extraction is a key step in PCR. The present method is based on the extraction of bacteria after inactivation and lysis of bacteria.