TiKa Diagnostics Ltd
We serve you in mycobacterial diagnostics.

Tests For Animals

Test for Mycobacterium bovis (M.bovis):
We offer a new kit that can recover and culture M.bovis from animal faecal matter in a manner that significantly reduces contamination by other faecal and environmental organisms and stimulates the growth of the pathogen in culture. The kit comprises a sample preparation decontamination buffer and a growth enhancement component, compatible with all major conventional liquid culture systems.

Test for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP):
We offer a series of kits that have been optimised to recover and culture MAP from faeces, tissue, blood or milk in a manner that significantly reduces contamination by faecal or environmental organisms and significantly stimulates the rate of growth and recovery of this extremely slow growing pathogen and rescues more efficiently from dormant phenotypes induced during latent stages, in faeces or during sample storage. The kit comprises a sample preparation decontamination buffer and a growth enhancement component, compatible with all major conventional liquid and solid culture systems.

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Test For Humans

In 2014, 9.6 million people, including 1 million children, developed tuberculosis. 1.5 million die from this major worldwide disease. Culture remains the gold standard to confirm diagnosis and obtain strains for epidemiological and antibiotic resistance data. We offer a new kit that optimises the culture of  Mycobacterium tuberculosis from a range of samples including sputum, bronchial lavage, aspirates, pleural fluids, urine and faeces in a manner that is more sensitive, faster and produces less contamination than all other conventional methods.
The kit comprises a sample preparation decontamination buffer and a growth enhancement component, compatible with all major conventional liquid culture systems. The kit is especially effective at recovering from low infected bacterial loads and from samples that are difficult to process. Obtaining good respiratory samples from young children is challenging and often traumatic requiring specialist knowledge to perform. Children do ingest their respiratory secretions and MTB are passed through and secreted in their faeces. This sample thus offers an alternative method for testing, but has not been used widely due to large problems with inability of conventional systems to decontaminate samples efficiently. This kit addresses this issue and has shown proven capability to rapidly and reliably prepare and culture Mycobacterium tuberculosis from stool samples with very low contamination rates. This offers a seldomly used alternative sampling choice for clinical investigation and promises to make Mycobacterium tuberculosis detection in children easier and more reliable