MIRU-VNTR kits and services

 GenoScreen is leader in MIRU-VNTR kits and services for Mycobacterium typing and traçing.

The typing method MIRU-VNTR (Mycobacterial Intersperted Repetitive Unit-Variable Number Tandem Repeat) is a GenoScreen exclusivity.

This method is now a reference method and internationally standardized.

Our MIRU-VNTR typing kits and trainings represent a complete package to facilitate implementation and optimal use of MIRU-VNTR typing on Applied Biosystem sequencers, directly in research and hospital laboratories.

We can also take care of your analysis at GenoScreen, if you don't have required equipment, expertise or ressources.

 


APPLICATIONS

Research : Strain population structure, evolution, comparative strain virulence properties
Public health : TB control and surveillance
Clinical trials : Distinction between true relapse and exogenous infection in case of treatment failures
Clinical management : Detection of laboratory cross-contamination, clonal complexity

  


RANGE

MIRU-VNTR TYPING KIT

Based on 24 markers (or loci) international system - 100 tests

HYPERVARIABLE MIRU-VNTR TYPING KIT

For second line typing of Beijing strains: 4 specific markers (or loci) - 50 tests

CALIBRATION KIT

Preliminary step for the use of the MIRU-VNTR typing kit
Enables MIRU-VNTR method implementation and validation in users’ laboratory

MLVA COMPARE SOFTWARE

For MLVA data exploitation (phylogenetic trees, MST, samples maps ...)
For more informations about MLVA compare software, please click here

TRAININGS

For kits implementation & use but also data analysis
(trainings eligibles for professionnal training)

  • Theoretical aspects: MIRU-VNTR typing method principe
  • Practical aspects: MIRU-VNTR kits use training
  • Implementation: training fot ABI sequencers calibration
  • Importation & data analysis: GeneMapper® use training
  • Data explotation: MLVA Compare use training

 


MIRU-VNTR TYPING SERVICE

(9, 12, 15 or 24 MIRU markers)

GenoScreen can do your mycobacterium strains typing with MIRU-VNTR method.

As the method is based on multi-locus analysis of tandem repeat sequence, we offer to work with you on your loci combination or to suggest you one considering your strains and typing issues.

If you wish to outsource your strains typing, send us your extracted DNAs (5 μL à 100 ng/μL) or inactivated cultures, isolated strains on gelose, lysats (50 μL) and we will take care of your DNA extraction.


 

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