June 14, 2017

Rapid Cyanobacteria Testing and Toxin Testing

Phytoxigeneâ„¢ CyanoDTec Total Cyanobacteria is a molecular test based on quantitative Real Time PCR. The assay detects and quantifies the presence of Cyanobacteria, blue green algae, and their toxin producing genes from aquatic environment samples. Not all Cyanobacteria species produce toxins; therefore the presence of an algal bloom does not immediately defer a risk of toxins being present. The Phytoxigene test quantitates both the amount of overall Cyanobacteria present in a sample along with the number of genes that are responsible for the production of the toxins.