When performing the MycoAlert® Mycoplasma Detection Assay, why is it necessary to spin out the cells?


It is highly recommended that the samples are spun down prior to testing.

If cells are present in the assay they will contribute to the initial reading producing a higher background.

This in turn can decrease the difference between the background and a positive signal, effectively decreasing the assay sensitivity.

Mycoplasma Detection and Prevention
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