Cannabis Microbial Testing
Cannabis Pathogen Testing with PCR
As molecular methods for pathogen detection continue to improve, emerging pathogens are being described around the world in molecular terms. The use of real-time PCR methods has the benefit of automation, high sensitivity, high precision, and accuracy, plus the flexibility to simultaneously test for more than one pathogen. Most legislation requires testing for Aspergillus, Salmonella and STEC, however, Listeria monocytogenes is an important pathogen that could also contaminate cannabis products.
Bio-Rad's iQ-Check Real-Time PCR Kits
The Bio-Rad iQ-Check Solution takes full advantage of real-time PCR to provide a fast and reliable method for cannabis pathogen testing.
The iQ-Check Kits are based on gene amplification and detection by the use of real-time PCR. Ready-to-use PCR reagents contain everything needed to detect targeted pathogens with high sensitivity and specificity.
Screen Out Negative Samples First with iQ-Design Assays
The iQ-Design Assays allow labs to speciate positive samples to comply with state regulations. Save on costs in your lab by screening out negative samples first and only speciate presumptive samples for A. niger, A. favlus, A. fumigatus and/or A. terreus.