Phage detection, when performed not properly, can easily yield false negative results. The choice of indicator strain is one of key factors influencing ability to detect phage. And, unfortunatelly, there is no universal bacterial strains which can be used for bacteriophage detection. The reason for that is a common feature of phages which is called host range. Phages simply will not infect some strains, and sometimes they are able to grow on very limited number of losely related bacterial strains. The choice of indicator strain for phage detection is one of the most important step strongly influencing the ability to avoid false negative result.
If you send us your samples for bacteriophage detection, you can be sure they are in good hands. We have access to all neccessary equipment including transmission electron microscope. Our scientists have extensive experience in phage work. Majority of them completed their PhD in phage biology. In Phage Consultants for phage detection we always use the array of strains optimized for your samples. Such a personalized approach to your samples guarantee that we will not miss phage present in any sample send to us, regardles of the nature of samples.
We perform bacteriophage detection in all types of samples:
- raw materials
- finished product
- fermentation samples
- swab samples
- etc. Just name it.
And all of tests comes in competitive pricing and short timelines.