BactFast for Heathcare and Industries
BactFast has already proven to be a life-saving approach in nosocomial infections in patients receiving intensive care. The test can be used to detect causative agents of infections and industrial contaminations across various sectors.
- Allows Identification of Entire Spectrum of Known Bacteria in One Go
- Culture Independent – Ability to Identify Uncultivable Species
- Rapid Turnaround Time of Diagnostic Tests in 48 Hours
- Includes Advanced Analysis – Relative and Comparative Analysis
- 99% Accuracy, Highly Sensitive
Did you know?
Our bodies harbour a total of Ten Thousand Trillion microbial cells, which exceeds the total number of our own body cells. In addition, we inhale and consume an entire load of microbes each day. That makes us walking Petri dishes with shoes! Some of these microbes can be extremely pathogenic and act as causative agents of life-threatening diseases.
Why choose BactFast?
|Turnaround time||7 – 10 days||48 hours|
|Accuracy level||~ 80 %||99.0 %|
|Accuracy of test||Operator-dependent; Non specific error prone results||Operator-independent;Highly accurate; Entirely reliable results|
|Contamination risk||Hindered by non-culturable organisms||Culture independent|
|Organisms per test||One organism per test; Important organisms can be missed||Entire spectrum of known bacteria; Entire population can be tested|
|Types of microbes detected||Limited to pathogens||All known organisms; Capable of advanced analysis (relative abundance, comparative abundance)|
The need for better testing methods
In the past few decades, ignorance of the microbial abundance on earth was largely due to our inability to grow most of the microorganisms in a laboratory environment. Among the cultivable types of microorganisms, some were difficult to identify due to unusual biochemical reactions. Identification of microbes using conventional microbial techniques has always been cumbersome, time consuming and less accurate. When considering accuracy, conventional methods of detecting microbial species claim a 20% rate of error in results, which is unavoidable. As of late, DNA sequencing techniques have permitted the study of whole populations of microorganisms in a given environment without the need to culture any of them in a Petri dish.
BactFast is capable of identifying and profiling the complete spectrum of known organisms in a single run and it requires only 48 hours of turnaround time. Additionally, the technique unveils the phylogenetic relationships of the detected organisms, providing you with enhanced analytical data.
The test represents the fraction of each species of identified microorganisms in relation to the total microorganisms in the sample, addressing your customized research requirements. This exclusive feature was always beyond the boundaries with conventional techniques.
Another exclusive facility provided by BactFast: comparative measurements of microbial abundances under specific environmental and therapeutic conditions. This delivers accurate aspects to determine the efficacy of medical treatments, as patient samples can be checked before and after treatment.