A complete, simplified qPCR workflow
Monitoring the microbial activity in your system is critical to protecting human health, avoiding costly equipment failures and preventing process interruptions. However, traditional microbial monitoring techniques can take weeks from sample to result.
qPCR testing is the gold-standard for fast, accurate identification of specific microorganism targets of concern. Now this technology is available in a complete, simplified workflow, eliminating the need to source separate components or perform assay optimization, letting you focus on what matters: your business.
An end-to-end solution:
The GeneCount® Portfolio
GeneCount® brings everything together into a simplified, optimized workflow. Go from sample preservation to qPCR assay results in as little as 2 hours with an approachable methodology that simplifies each step of the way. Offerings include all consumables and equipment required to quickly get you running qPCR in your lab.
Maintain sample integrity with the GeneCount® qKit Preserve
Ensure your sample (solid, liquid, or surface swab) maintains its integrity from the moment it’s collected to when it’s ultimately tested. Eliminate causative agents of microbial community change such as biocides, organic substrates, and other compounds during storage. The GeneCount® qKit Preserve simplifies traditional preservation methods, allowing you to bring preservation right into the field and used directly after sampling. Test with confidence knowing your sample is representative of conditions on the ground and will therefore produce the most accurate results.
Handle robust sample types with GeneCount® qKit Purify
Offering both manual and auto extraction methods, the GeneCount® qKit Purify uses magnetic bead purification, eliminating the need for corrosive chemicals. Our methodology has been optimized for industrial sample types and overcomes inhibitors often found in samples such as injection water, wastewater, metalworking and drilling fluids, and biofilm. The result is purified DNA that is ready for direct addition to a qPCR assay mix.
Test for specific targets with GeneCount® qKit Assays
qPCR requires the careful optimization of primers and probes to ensure accurate and repeatable detection of the target organisms. The GeneCount® qKit Assay kits have optimized concentrations of primers and probes that have already been validated on a range of industrial sample types and the GeneCount® qPCR thermal cycler devices. Reagents come conveniently kitted in single use format, making them easier to use, with no excessive reagent handling or special storage required.
Select from a range of assays currently available for GeneCount® devices:
|Iron-Reducing Bacteria||Total Archaea|
|Total Methanogens||Legionella species|
|Corrosive Methanogens(micH)||Legionella pneumophila|
|Total Bacteria||E. Coli|
Looking for other targets? We are constantly developing new assays and regularly work with customers to develop tailored solutions. Contact us to learn more.
Try our mail-in lab services for a zero-barrier entry to molecular testing in an industry-leading turnaround time. Learn more.
GeneCount® Voyager and Q-96 qPCR instruments
Choose the right thermal cycler for your needs, between the Voyager’s small footprint and 16-well capacity and the Q-96 high-capacity offering with 96 wells.
Devices come with pre-loaded cycling parameters, standard curves, and other required information specific for each individual target, saving the user time and resources.
GeneCount® E-Series for automated purification
The GeneCount® E-32 and E-96 were developed to compliment your lab’s existing GeneCount® qPCR workflow – improving efficiency, providing trustworthy and reproducible results, and reducing the risk of human error.
Your partners in microbial management
We are here to help you build the right testing protocol for your needs. We offer a specialized onboarding program and after-purchase support to help you get the most out of your molecular testing.
Learn more about how the GeneCount® portfolio can be used in specific applications including:
Unmitigated corrosion costs industries billions of dollars annually. Identify, treat and re-evaluate the activity of key corrosion-associated microorganisms system within a single day. Learn more.
Reduce the turnaround time of identifying threats to a water system to mere hours with qPCR Legionella testing vs. 7-14 day turnaround times of culture tests. Learn more.