Key Applications of Nucleic Acid Purification in Pathogen Detection
Pathogen detection allows scientists to identify the presence of specific types of pathogens within samples that come from a myriad of sources.
- PCR: the amplification of extracted pathogen DNA and RNA enables clinicians and researchers to identify the type of pathogen present.
- NGS: next-generation sequencing allows researchers to analyze the genomic library of pathogens from complex samples.
Drug resistance testing: downstream applications like PCR and NGS provide critical information on the level of drug resistance that may be present within a pathogen’s genome.
Other applications of pathogen detection include:
- Environmental monitoring
- Food and Water Safety
- Disease outbreak identification and surveillance
Implications of Nucleic Acid Purification in Pathogen Detection
- Efficient, high-quality nucleic acid extraction plays a critical role in pathogen detection.
- Methods for identifying and monitoring the presence of pathogens has implications in public health, as well as the food supply chain and environmental conservation.
- Products like the Mag-Bind Universal Pathogen Kit and Mag-Bind Viral RNA Xpress Kit are used to detect pathogens and viruses from a range of samples, allowing comprehensive detection and monitoring of pathogens.
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