Detecting and monitoring waterborne pathogens in recreational and drinking water supplies is essential to protect against preventable human infection. Rapid methods such as qPCR can deliver results, from sample prep to data analysis, in less than a few hours. Delivering accurate, same-day results can greatly improve the ability to respond to contamination events in time to contain the health risk to the public.

Compared to traditional methods such as culture, qPCR-based solutions:

  • Reduce time-to-results from 24 hours to less than a few hours
  • Increase accuracy and reduce false negatives by using pathogen-specific TaqMan® Assays
  • Eliminate lengthy and subjective data analysis
Life Technologies products lead the industry for fixed and custom waterborne pathogen qPCR tests. Even if you are new to qPCR, when you use Life Technologies products, you get expert service and support teams that can help get your testing validated and implemented in minimal time.

Contact us to receive a consultation on how we can help you move from traditional methods over to qPCR quickly and effectively.

Step-by-Step Guide to Water Pathogen Detection

Universal spin-column-based format for use with all food sample types. Bead-based chemistry for the high-quality purification of DNA from a variety of food samples. Magnetic particle processing instrument for the rapid processing of up to 96 samples.
 

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Complete, validated assays dried down into a single reaction bead. Simply add your purified DNA and get your results in this easy-to-use format. Premier qPCR instrumentation from a leader in molecular analysis equipment. Utilize fast qPCR chemistries to process 96 samples typically in under an hour.
 

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RapidFinder™ Express Software works with your 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR Instrument to provide automated pathogen detection calls and report generation. Minimizes the chances for user error or operator bias.

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