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Infectious Diseases -
Limit of Detection

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How low can your assay go?

The limit of detection (LOD) is the minimum amount of target microorganisms or genome copies that can be reliably detected under optimal conditions, and is an essential step in determining the sensitivity of any assay.

Want to speed up this process? Start with ATCC nucleic acids and choose from a growing list of quantitative formats, including:

  • Quantified microorganisms
  • Native nucleic acids with known concentration
  • Synthetic nucleic acids with calculated genome copy number
  • Extraction and quantification services

These products are produced under ISO 9001:2008 certified and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited processes, and are quantified using verified methods, so you can trust the accuracy of your results.

Download our white paper to learn how to establish appropriate conditions for LOD testing!

ATCC® Genuine Nucleics

ATCC® Genuine Nucleics encompass a large and diverse array of native, synthetic, and certified reference materials for use in establishing assay sensitivity and specificity.

Customized Solutions

Need an affordable solution to extractions, titering, or cell provisioning & authentication? ATCC can help with customized services and solutions to meet your specific assay development needs.

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Mycoplasma Quality Control

Titered mycoplasma strains and quantitated nucleic acids for use in inclusivity/exclusivity testing, establishing limits of detection, and validating or comparing test methods.

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