CarbDetect AS-1 Kit

(item number 245800096)

Identify multidrug resistance targets in Gram negative bacteria

Rapid molecular identification of carbapenemase, extended (ESBL) and narrow spectrum (NSBL) beta-lactamase genes in Gram-negative bacteria is crucial for infection control and prevention, for surveillance and for epidemiological purposes. Furthermore, it may have significant impact on the confirmation of phenotypical test results and determination of the underlying molecular mechanism.

Identify all in a single multiplex assay in a few hours directly from cells

Identify friend or foe

Species specific markers were included to identify Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Citrobacter freundii/braakii, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Acinetobacter baumannii.

Prevent outbreaks or follow them in real-time for containment

Rapid molecular identification of multidrug resistance targets in a variety of species helps to prevent or minimize the impact of outbreaks. CarbDetect AS-1 is a tool for the rapid, economic and multiplex identification of the genetic profile of suspect bacteria.  


Rapid Identification of Carbapenemase Genes in Gram-Negative Bacteria with an Oligonucleotide Microarray based Assay.
Braun SD, Monecke S, Thürmer A, Ruppelt A, Makarewicz O, Pletz M, Reissig A, Slickers P, Ehricht R (2014). PLOS ONE in press.


Alere Technologies provides customised manufacturing of microarrays mounted in ArrayTube, ArrayTube2 and/or ArrayStrip. You decide which markers/genes you focus on. It is possible to adapt the existing assays/gene lists according to your requirements!

Genotyping Service

Please send either a clonal culture (e.g., suitable agar plate, stab culture or swab) or a high quality DNA preparation into our lab. We do the genotyping and you get a result file in electronic form. On request, we will perform a phenotypical characterization of antibiotic susceptibility and/or species identification by a VITEK-2 System (bioMérieux Deutschland GmbH).

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