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Your Competent Partner in Mycobacteria Diagnostics and Instrumentation

No matter if you want to start with molecular genetic testing, expand your existing mycobacteria diagnostics or look for an easy way to automate the processing: We have the appropriate solutions for all your needs!

“Laboratory in a Low MDR/XDR Burden Country”

Up to 20 patient specimens per day

Test systems:   FluoroType® MTB
    GenoType MTBDRplus
Technical equipment installed:   1 GenoXtract® (optional)
    2 FluoroCycler®

“We were looking for a simple and cost-efficient method for TB screening from direct samples. FluoroType® MTB perfectly fits in our daily routine. The test is very easy to perform, highly sensitive and economically. DNA extraction can be performed either manually or automated. We went for the automat which we also use for other specimens and diagnostic tests. PCR and detection run fully-automated in the FluoroCycler® instrument which reduces hands-on-time and contamination risk. In the case of a positive result and suspected MDR-TB, we apply GenoType MTBDRplus for the detection of rifampicin and isoniazid resistance.”

“Low Throughput Laboratory”

Approx. 90 patient specimens per day  

Test systems:    GenoType Mycobacterium CM/AS
    GenoType MTBC
    GenoType MTBDRplus
Technical equipment installed:   1 Thermal Cycler
    1 GT-Blot 48

“As we find many mycobacteria other than tuberculosis here, we routinely use GenoType Mycobacterium CM for the detection of M. tuberculosis complex and NTM. For further differentiation of MTB complex and identification of BCG, we use GenoType MTBC. In case of treatment failure, we also test for resistance to rifampicin and isoniazid. The line-probe assays of Hain Lifescience are valuable diagnostic tools: with one single platform we can do several tests to get detailed information within short time."

“Laboratory with Medium Throughput in a High MDR/XDR Burden Country”

Approx. 180 – 200 patient specimens per day   

Test systems:    GenoType MTBDRplus
    GenoType MTBDRsl
    GenoType Mycobacterium CM
Technical equipment installed:   2 Thermal Cycler
    GT-Blot 48
    1 GenoScan®

“We routinely test sputum or culture samples with GenoType MTBDRplus for rifampicin and isoniazid resistance. In case of positive results and respective clinical findings, we continue with GenoType MTBDRsl for XDR detection. In case of MTB negative results, we do further species differentiation with GenoType Mycobacterium CM. The line-probe assays not only improved DST in our lab, but made it also extremely fast and efficient.”

“High Throughput Laboratory in a High MDR/XDR Burden Country”

Approx. 300 – 400 patient specimens per day 

Test systems:    GenoType MTBDRplus
Technical equipment installed   4 Thermal Cycler
    GT-Blot 48
    1 GenoScan®

“Because of the high rate of MDR-TB cases, we need a fast and efficient method to detect resistance against first-line drugs. With GenoType MTBDRplus we have the possibility to test either sputum or culture samples to detect TB complex and its resistance to rifampicin and isoniazid within five hours only. Since we have about 400 samples per day, we have automated the test procedure in large parts. Hain Lifescience provided us the full range of technical equipment. The implementation has been quick and easy due to their friendly and active support.”

How to make your laboratory routine even more efficient?

For the simple and fast implementation of our Mycobacteria Product Series in your laboratory routine, we offer user-friendly and cost-efficient technical equipment and instrumentation.

Technical Equipment and Options for FluoroType® MTB


Everything you need to perform the FluoroType® MTB assay is a FluoroCycler® for fully automated amplification and detection. This optical thermal cycler will be delivered with a computer and the specific Fluoro-Software which analyses and interprets the test results. According to the sample numbers up to eight FluoroCycler® instruments can be connected to one computer and individually accessed.
Nucleic acid extraction can be optionally automated by using the GenoXtract® instrument. This instrument allows for reliable nucleic acid extraction from different sample materials. Furthermore, it is user-friendly and enables high yield, even from the smallest sample amounts.

Technical Equipment and Options for GenoType Product Series


For the different GenoType assays you only need a thermal cycler (e.g. GTQ-Cycler 24 or GTQ-Cycler 96) for the amplification and a TwinCubator for the manual hybridization. Depending on your sample throughput there are various options for automation: Nucleic acid extraction can be automated by using the GenoXtract instrument and hybridization of up to 48 samples by using the GT-Blot 48. Automated evaluation and result interpretation of the DNA•STRIPs is performed with the GenoScan®.


 It’s Your Choice!
According to your requirements you can combine several instruments and make your own decision on your personal level of automation! The minimum instrumentation you need to perform the test systems of the Mycobacteria Product Series is a Thermal Cycler and a TwinCubator. 
For maximum efficiency of your diagnostics, those test systems can be combined with a wide range of further CE-IVD certified assays.
The implementation is cost-efficient, easy and assisted by our well-trained personnel. Top service and excellent training is our standard.

Mycobacteria Diagnostics from Hain Lifescience: User-friendly and Flexible! 

Direct Detection:    
FluoroType® MTB   Detection of  M. tuberculosis complex from patient specimens
Direct Detection and Drug Susceptibility Testing:
GenoType MTBDRplus   Detection of M. tuberculosis complex and its resistance to rifampicin and/or isoniazid from clinical specimens and cultures
GenoType MTBDRsl   Detection of M. tuberculosis complex and its resistance to fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides/cyclic peptides and/or ethambutol from clinical specimens and cultures


GenoType MTBC   Identification of all M. tuberculosis complex species from cultures
GenoType Mycobacterium CM   Identification of M. tuberculosis complex and 27 NTM from cultures
GenoType Mycobacterium AS  

Identification of 19 further NTM from cultures

Differentiation and Drug Susceptibility Testing:
GenoType NTM-DR   Differentiation of NTM and resistance to macrolides and aminoglycosides
GenoType LepraeDR   Detection of M. leprae and its resistance to rifampicin, ofloxacin and/or dapsone from clinical specimens

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Your Benefits of Our Wide Range of Mycobacteria Diagnostics and Instrumentation

  • Reasonable prices and low implementation costs
  • Suitable and economical for low, mid and high throughput
  • One single platform for direct detection, drug susceptibility testing and differentiation
  • Required service-friendly instrumentation directly available from Hain Lifescience
  • Excellent training, support and onsite service worldwide