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Mycoplasma Test Description
The ABCF offers a weekly mycoplasmal contamination screening service for tissue culture samples with a selective biochemical assay that detects the presence of conserved mycoplasmal enzymes (
, Lonza). This system is very sensitive, detecting < 50 cfu/ml and covers a wide variety of Mycoplasma, Acholeplasma, Entomoplasma and Spiroplasma species, except Ureaplasma.
For the most accurate results, you need to prepare the samples as described in the
. This procedure maximizes the titer of
Mycoplasma in the conditioned media. The ABCF cannot be held responsible for false negatives resulting from samples that do not meet these criteria.
Please refer to the FAQs to learn:
How to prepare samples
How to register to place your order
When & where to drop off your samples
Call the facility with any questions during normal business hours of 9 AM to 5 PM:
MSKCC ZRC Z-1553/51: 646-888-2331
RU Site Bronk 415: 212-327-7030
You must be a registered and approved user by your PI with valid cost center / fund number at the time of order.
You must physically submit your samples before the 10 AM deadline on Wednesday (usual testing day).
For weeks with mid-week holiday occurrences, please call /
the facility to find out about our alternate testing day.
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