AFB diagnostics rely on a high pH digestion-decontamination process to minimize contaminating organisms from patient samples. A high pH will kill contaminant organisms first, but mycobacteria will quickly die if exposed for too long. The reagents found in the NAC-PAC EA3 have improved the efficiency of AFB diagnostics and reduce the occurrence of contaminated and reprocessed samples by controlling pH throughout the specimen preparation process.Using the NAC-PAC EA3 your facility can:Provide effective neutralization and minimize unnecessary ycobacteria loss Recover more mycobacteria allowing for faster growth in culture Prevent false positive results in automated liquid culture Help prevent inhibition in molecular diagnostics by ensuring proper specimen characteristics Each NAC-PAC EA3 includes six trays designed for use in the biological safety cabinet. Each tray contains NAC-PAC Red digestion / decontamination solution and individually packaged NPC-67 Neutralization Buffer and Pellet Resuspension Buffer. This combination of unique reagents decontaminates the sample, provides visual confirmation of a neutral pH, generates effective neutralization without titration, creates ideal final sample characteristics, and with individual patient test packaging, alleviates contamination concerns. These measures of control are unavailable in conventional reagents and allow for greater recovery of mycobacteria and increased diagnostic accuracy.
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Last Updated : 03/16/2013